Originally Posted by jmolan
New guy here, looks like a great bunch of folks
Gaff sails and the new modern "square top" sails are looking more and more alike. Combine that with the new ropes for replacing rigging wire and and the dead eyes used for the same...well it's coming back around!
On Jakatan (see TDW's photos of the schooner), the modern ropes and blocks allowed BP to do away with separate throat and peak halyards for hoisting the gaff. Instead, a single halyard raises the whole rig. But I haven't heard any reports yet on how well it works....