Originally Posted by SloopJonB
Jeff, I beg to differ on this point. The IOR boats from IIIA on (at least) had wet noodle rigs that required expertise just to keep them up - have you forgotten the "oil derrick" 3 and 4 spreader rigs from the late 70's on?
You are correct, I should have qualified my earlier statement and said, "early
IOR boats had masthead rigs that depended on very stiff spars and very high rigging loads." As you rightly note, the IOR eventually went to highly flexible spars which depended on very complex rigging geometries to keep them up. Thank you for the reminder.
In a separate matter, the question came up as to where I came up with the statement that a J-30 rates 30 seconds a mile faster than a Santana 30. Below is a link to PHRF Long Island Sound, PHRF New England and PHRF California. In New England the J-30 rates 144 and a Santana 30 rates 174. On Long Island Sound the J-30 rates 141 and the Santana 30 rates 180. In southern California the J-30 rates 138 and the Santana 30 (referred to as San 30-1) rates 180.
PHRF New England: http://www.phrfne.org/page/567[/URL]
PHRF Long Island Sound: http://www.pipeline.com/~wayneb/phrflis.htm#j
PHRF Southern California: http://www.phrfsocal.org/lookup/lookup.php?key=2