The conservative viewpoint is that traditional rigs are not very efficient. However allied to efficient hulls and set up correctly, lug and sprit rigs can be very efficient indeed – not too much slower than “modern” rigs, particularly when the same lessons are applied to trad sails and way cheaper. This is a WIKI drawn from the group on the Storerboats forum discussions on setting up lug and sprit rigs for best performance building on the information in my webpage.
NOTE – there were significant problems with this design – please read here. From Brian Pearson who is finishing his RAID41 in the UK, he has a rival in the USA!!! Very exciting news!! (you can see I was excited at the time) Right is the second prototype RAID41 “Platypus” which has just joined the […]
Gifted Amateur Boatbuilder Chris Perkins has laboured during some of the most difficult boatbuilding weather to produce the prototype of the new RAID41 (this is the building photoset. It is designed as a one person boat for distance cruising. Once I finish the detail plans, of course. Anyway Brian Pearson, the owner of the boat […]
It is a bit hard finding information on my forum as the list is not very ordered, so I have attempted to fix this.There is a general building section then each boat is in alphabetical order.To see all the images you may need to become a member, however, they are a good bunch and will […]
RAID41 Expedition Sailing Dinghy After the success of the three little 8ft PDRacers in the 200 mile long TEXAS200 This led to a discussion on the Oz Woodwork Forum about a singlehanded boat for long distance events, but be a fair bit faster. It attempts to leverage the simple construction into a longer and faster […]