Romainpek I was sidetracked. I am building a new boat called a PDRacer. The PD stands for Puddle Duck. It is a Class sailing boat, and simple to build. Only 4 feet wide and 8 feet long. The bottom 8 inches of the hull all must conform to specifications but from 8 inches up any thing goes. I will put the mast at the bow and also at the at the stern as in the picture and raked forward to hold one large roller reefing sail of about 75 sqft. The top picture of rigging by a fellow in Germany is what I am after.
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Yes, a giant jib is a good way to describe it. Without a boom I don't know how well it will sail to wind but I like the idea of having the large roller reefing sail for various weather conditions. I'll have to make a new poly sail for this. In the meantime I can slip my mast in the bow and use my regular sails for sailing. I figure I am about two or three weeks away from putting it into the water.
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Phil Bolger once designed a boat using a single large staysail like this. The idea was in part to get around rules about sail size, I think. But it's a neat way to do a boomless sail.
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