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02-21-2014 12:13 PM
Re: junk rig

I once saw a boat with a single mast and a junk sail in New Haven, CT. It was cleverly named WonTon Sloop.

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02-21-2014 10:54 AM
Re: junk rig

If the battens were replaced with wishbone structures going around the mast with sailcloth on each side wouldn't that amount to a rigid wing if tensionned properly?

On another note there is an article on good old boats this month regarding junk rig mod on a 26ft sloop.
02-21-2014 10:41 AM
Re: junk rig

I never understood why some people stayed attached to Junk rigs. Sure it was an huge improvement when they were invented a thousand years ago. The fact that they are not a common rig today means that the they are outdated (sailors and manufacturers are not ignorant or stupid). Jeff explained that years ago on one of the first posts of this thread.

Curiously I would say that soft wing sails (a modern trend) have some common characteristics with junk rigs, mainly in what regards to have a full battened sail more rigid than traditional ones, but in the case of soft wing sails without any of the inconvenient of the Junk rig, except perhaps in what regards reefing. They say it is easy to reef a wing sail but I don't believe it will be as easy as on a "normal" sail due to a superior friction...but i can be wrong and the problem can eventually be solved.

Some similitude also in what regards the position of the sail regarding the mast, with some sail forward and most of it aft and with the possibility to have a reasonably big sailboat sailed (and balanced) with a single sail.
02-20-2014 07:44 PM
Re: junk rig

The video presented about MingMing II is actually what made me start inquiring about junk-rigs or whatever you guys are calling them. I've found this thread to be very helpful, regardless of its age or heated debate. Thanks!
11-13-2013 11:57 AM
Re: junk rig

Since the link is still active, I'll throw out this resource for junk rigs:
The Junk Rig Association - Home
11-11-2013 08:26 AM
Re: junk rig

Ming Ming II by Roger Taylor sea trials of his new boat;

Introduction to the junk-rigged Corribee Mingming
11-11-2013 02:37 AM
Re: junk rig

Keep the thread going. Who cares how old it is. I'm looking at it and now trying to get as much info as I can. New or old - who cares? Wait, the "viewing" information says other people are looking too. I guess I'll click around to see who. Wait . . . Kenichi!?
05-12-2013 10:58 AM
Re: junk rig

Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post

Are you aware that you're replying to a thread that was dead and buried... six-months dead.
And now you're aware that I'm replying to this loooong dead thread to say that it was still informative, all the way here in 2013.
04-11-2008 09:24 AM
sailingdog LOL.. that was funny.
04-11-2008 01:06 AM
Originally Posted by gyrfalcon View Post
Why does it matter? Maybe Kenichi Horie will weigh in on this dead and buried thread someday.
Or not...
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