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Re: An Unusual Rig
The rig is a version of an Alden Jib Top Schooner:
The winches are not self tailing. They are bottom action single speed winches with "Top Cleats" to get the fairest lead off the top of the barrel. Note, too, the length of the winch handles! (As a young'n I work a boat like this and it was a SERIOUS workout!)
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