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Old 09-21-2010
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Junk/Sampan rigging vs. Cat rigging

I love the aesthetics of a Sampan rig as well as it's ability to sail against the wind. However, it doesn't seem like they're used much on modern boats.
Why is that? Is there a reason cat rigs are more prevalent besides tradition or are they really that much more superior?

I'm curious as to the pros and cons you've read about or experience with using the two kinds of rigs.


((I didn't use the forum search function very thoroughly, I apologize if this has already been discussed in a previous thread.))
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