Thursday, June 16, 2016

___________________________ SCAMP (2) _____________________________

This is a picture of the modified Scamp design that is being prepared for a journey through the area of the Magellan Straits and around Cape Horn. In my previous blog [Scamp (1)] I voiced some misgivings about the lugsail rig. I still have those reservations about the lugsail but its not really a big deal. The lugsail is very simple and handy and I would be happy to give this rig a try. But here is the  option for those who share my inclinations for a more 'conventional' rig. It's 'Southern Cross's Ketch rig - which to my eyes looks aesthetically (though not technically) rather like a Yawl.


Bursledon Blogger said...

Alden - have been through that what's a yawl debate

I think it's correct to call a yawl


Ben said...

How could a man survive, being constantly in the open air, crossing Magellan Strait. The rig is pleasing to the eye.

Alden Smith said...

Quite right Max - If a boat looks like a Yawl, sails like a Yawl, answers to the name Yawl and a person thinks it's a Yawl - then it probably is a Yawl! (And as you point out we have had this discussion before LOL).

Alden Smith said...

Ben I guess a man survives in the same way that Artic explorers of old have survived - very warm clothes, good food, a strong tent and a toboggan with a team of Huskies (Or a small 12 foot yawl rigged boat with a small cosy cabin!).