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Re: Magazine article.
I think it will be on line eventually, but I haven’t actually seen it myself yet so I don’t exactly know what photographs they have used or not. I’m expecting my copy any day.
Thanks for the compliments eco_eco.
I have been writing for the Good Old Boat for a while, and there are five back editions which cover many of the innovations I’ve incorporated in BRITANNIA. I think they are on line now.
The boat is also featured in eight pages of the current edition of Cruising Outpost.
As regards your questions: When I changed the rig to a schooner I angled the fore spreaders at 30 degrees, and also set the foreword lowers level with the mast. This enables the yard to be hoisted or lowered completely clear of the lower shroud. It also enables the yard to be braced to 30 degrees, and the sail even more, which still fills, even if the wind is 45-55 degrees off the stern. But before this the fore and aft sails will normally be set.
In close quarters, as in a marina, we simply hoist one of the lifts and ease the other. This cants the yard, swinging it inboard of the beam. If we are staying a while, we can easily lower the whole yard and stow it on deck.
I will be happy to answer any questions about this article.