Originally Posted by delecto
Ok so I understand how a normal cutter rigged boat has both a jib and stay sail furling system. But I'm looking at some boats on yachtworld that appear to be modified Sloops that have a removable staysail wire where a stail sail can be attached to it. My questions are: (1) How is the staysail attached to the wire and how is it deployed? (2) I'm assuming that the masts on these boats are set up for Sloops (ie: further towards the bow), so how does that affect the rig compared to a normal cutter that has its mast in the center. (3) Is this a healthy alternative to the traditional cutter rigged boat?
I can answer one of these... From the cutter rigs that I have seen (that do not use a second furling setup) the Stay sail would be hanked onto the wire.
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