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Show me your Sailing canoe pictures!

Discussion in 'Canoe Sailing' started by floydvoid, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. floydvoid

    floydvoid Curious about Wooden Canoes

    I have resuscitated my once healthy sailing interest this summer with a very lichen covered Sunfish and I would love to sail a canoe.
    I am hungry for more pictures of sailing canoe rigs, parts and setups.

    I have "The Book" and have been reading as much as I can. I have standard canoe old town boats to set up in this way and would love to see what those look like all set up.

    I would like to take a canoe on a weekend trip somewhere to paddle (CT to NH) and have the option to sail or paddle on one of the bigger NH lakes. Looking at something like a lanteen with a smaller sail area so I don't overpower things in heavy wind. I also have a standard shape mainsail and jib from an old project boat I may repurpose totalling about 52 square feet.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Not sure this is what you meant... :eek:

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  3. Todd Bradshaw

    Todd Bradshaw Sailmaker

    I have a few sent back by sailmaking customers over the years once they got the boat and rig assembled and out on the water.

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  4. Todd Bradshaw

    Todd Bradshaw Sailmaker

    Found a couple more.

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  5. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    I have always liked twin lateen rigs so the pictures at http://www.wcha.org/sites/default/files/node_gallery/2018-12-18 from 01-2011.jpg and https://www.wcha.org/forums/index.php?attachments/46712/ show two of mine. The pictures at https://www.wcha.org/forums/index.php?threads/11245/ may help if you want to play with a jib (or a centerboard). The catalog images at https://www.wcha.org/forums/index.php?threads/4107/ show how the standard Old Town lateen rig has changed over time. Let us know what you decide to do.

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  6. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

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    floydvoid

    floydvoid Curious about Wooden Canoes

    These are great! I have been scouring all of the sailing canoe pages for pictures.

    Benson- that old negative of the boat with a jib- does the sail have an upper spar that gets hauled to meet the mast totally vertical? The luff of my current sail is 10' 4" and maybe that could help limit the height of the mast and use a lighter/skinnier upper spar. Still thinking about it, is a 13' mast a bit tall for a canoe?

    Any more pictures of a sloop rig?
     
  8. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Sloop rigs aren't common on canoes since this tends to put so much weight and force up so high that it becomes very difficult to stay upright. The Class "C" rig shown at http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/covers/large-65.gif doesn't have a jib and is not easy to sail in anything more than a light breeze. The old negative with a jib shows a Leg-o'-Mutton rig and the thread at https://www.wcha.org/forums/index.php?threads/3994/ has more detailed pictures of how these look. The pictures below show both 90 and 60 square foot versions of this rig. The upper spar (or yard or gaff) is nearly vertical. The information at https://www.wcha.org/forums/index.php?threads/969/ indicates that most lateen rigs have masts that are considerably less than 13 feet.

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    floydvoid

    floydvoid Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Wow ! I love these Leg o mutton rigs! Have you seen these rigs on boats without the built in center board? I am fascinated by the center board, seems like those boats are harder to find.
     
  10. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

  11. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Yes, but the Leg-o'-Mutton rigs are about as rare as the centerboard canoes. A group from the Upper Chesapeake chapter in Maryland recently added a centerboard to an old canoe and built a new Leg-o'-Mutton rig for it. This will probably be written up in a future issue of the Wooden Canoe Journal. See http://www.wcha.org/local-area-chapters to contact Bud Gillis for more details. You can also adapt a lateen rig to be similar. Some pictures are attached below.

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  12. nottlerack

    nottlerack New Member

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