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What would you call this type of rig?

Curious what this rig would be called. My guess is a top masted cutter or gaff.
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Re: What would you call this type of rig?

Mast seems to be near at 50% LOD ... topsail cutter
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Mast seems to be near at 50% LOD ... topsail cutter
Yup.. looks like an early 1800s Revenue Cutter
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Re: What would you call this type of rig?

Topsail gaff-rigged cutter?
It needs a mizzen mast to be a topsail schooner.
I'm guessing here.
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Re: What would you call this type of rig?

The article I read on her called her a sloop. Just didn't seem like the right definition to me. I am part of a team working on saving her from being sunk as a dive attraction.
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Re: What would you call this type of rig?

+1 for Topsail cutter.
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The article I read on her called her a sloop. Just didn't seem like the right definition to me. I am part of a team working on saving her from being sunk as a dive attraction.
I do think historically that 'sloop' didn't always mean a strictly fore and aft rig.. and 'sloop of war' applied to 3 masters, so it's possible that this type of rig may have been referred to as a sloop at one time.

Today's definition is different, of course.
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Re: What would you call this type of rig?

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Mast seems to be near at 50% LOD ... topsail cutter
Mast looks too far forward to me ... sloop.
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Re: What would you call this type of rig?

One of the ships favored by Chesapeake Bay merchants in the 17th and 18th century was the sloop. Specifically, the Bermuda sloop.
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Re: What would you call this type of rig?

A schooner has two or more masts, rigged fore and aft, with the main or rear mast being equal to or taller than the fore mast(s).
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