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Old 10-28-2012, 08:24 AM   #41
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Wanderbird has one plus twin headsails (jibs, reachers, assymetricals? What would you call them?)
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:15 PM   #42
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Marin, thanks. Perhaps the sail is useful for holding the angle into the wind while pulling pot and that is why some boats have it. I suppose it could serve as a get home engine in a pinch as well.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:26 PM   #43
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Wanderbird has one plus twin headsails (jibs, reachers, assymetricals? What would you call them?)
I've always admired Wanderbird. You named them correctly - twin headsails, in this case on roller furling. Reachers are just full bellied headsails that don't pull well, but catch a fair amount of wind when reaching - the apparent wind 90 - 160 degrees off the nose. Assymetrical spinnakers are also good reaching sails, but only work when the wind is over 120 degrees and work great when running downwind. What Wanderbird has is what I had on my sailboat for running. Very easy to balance and that rig kept the boat tracking really well in apparent winds up to 35 knots or so.
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