seeker of wonder
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Where the oceans have no address.
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Thank you, DeniseO30 and WanderingStar!
Yeah, I LOVE ketches. They are so handy under sail. I mostly enter and often leave the slip under sail (depending on wind dir), and find no better way to do that then with a ketch rig. Leaving the slip, I either raise the mizzen or raise the working jib depending which direction I want to back out.
Coming about is an absolute breeze under jib and jigger, either Jibe or tack...doesn't matter. Heaving-to is equally a joy under jib & jigger. To come from or go back to the dock I have to sail in a very tight little harbor...I don't think I could sail in such tight quarters without making use of the way you could spin a boat in her own length by consectutively raising and lowering the jib and mizzen in conjunction as she spins around.
With that said, though...I think ANY sail format that allows you to get out and enjoy the water and the wind without smelling lungfuls of diesel fumes is a pure joy and a blessing!!!
"...and a star to steer her by."