Nor'sea27 conversion?

  • 14 Feb 2021 14:18
    Reply # 10095325 on 10089020

    Thank you David. I did some drawings according to Arnes instructions and I really like idea of simplified easy managable junk rig sail. Conversion will have to wait awile but I will try it some time in the future. I actually think that my boat with junk sail looks even more beatufull than with bermudan rig.

  • 12 Feb 2021 19:09
    Reply # 10089318 on 10089020

    Hello Krzysztof,

    I've sailed many ocean miles with a 'boom' (which is often in fact just another batten) nearly 23ft long, including in F9 seas, and dipping it in the sea was never an issue. It's at an angle of ~10˚ to horizontal, which puts the clew higher than with bermudan rig. Actually, if the stability of the boat will stand it, a higher AR rig is more efficient, and the boom is then not appreciably longer than the boom of an equivalent bermudan rig.

    The point at which two masts becomes a good idea is when a single sail would be too big to handle, at something over 500 sq ft and 30ft LOA. A Nor'sea 27 will be fine with a single sail.

  • 12 Feb 2021 17:39
    Message # 10089020

    Hi everybody. I own Nor'sea27 and I have been thinking that junk rig might be a great choice for the boat. My only reservation is that converting to junk rig would increase the length of the boom. Sailing in blue water conditions with big waves and brod reaching you risk dipping the boom more then with conventional rig. Could anybody please comment on this concern, please. Also would one mast design be feasible for small blue water boat like mine?

    Last modified: 12 Feb 2021 17:40 | Anonymous member
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