I don't believe the Gaff is required to be classified as a Schooner,
but deffinetly the foremast needs to be shorter than the mizzen to be a Schooner.
I would have a problem shorthanded sailing. Do all of the sails have furlers? Than again, if money is no object, I could hire a crew to take me out sailing.
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Last edited by sailortjk1; 07-11-2007 at 08:46 AM.