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Re: Captain on the hard
Solo circumnavigation? John Hanna Tahiti ketch. With the two head sails, sail her like a cutter, as we do our ketch most of the time, then use the mizzen when you want and extra knot of speed, or to set a mizzen staysail. Outboard rudder allows for a trim tab vane gear, which is the simplest and very best self steering system ever developed. The mizzen is also good for securing sun awnings in the tropics and attaching antennas to.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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