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Len, in emergenices you have to specify which crew member you want to do this, or you could lose the rig. "Let fly the snotter, Gunter!" would probably work best.
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Re: Gaff rigged cat vs typical sloop rig

In my 82 years I have owned a variety of rigs. I designed and built solely with my adorable wife, a 50' 23 ton cutter rigged yawl, launched in 1977. You tube "Sail the Daedalus", for a 6 minute aerial drone video of my beautiful boat. Ok, back to cats. I have an 18' gaff cat, the only one of it's kind manufactured by Black Watch of Texas they built about 80 cutters and lastly one gaff cat before retiring. Well, I'm the lucky dog that has this cat and she handles like a dream. She is simple, fast and sails close to 35 degrees. She has a 6' long by 5' wide cockpit and a 8' X 8' +/- bulk head free cabin. All interior and exterior corners are rounded off. Here are some photos;
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PS, sorry about the mess of photos, but they give you the picture... The photo with the blue bottom is me, examining this boat before purchase. The rest are doubles and such after refurbishing. She is a beauty though, don't you think?
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