Subject: [harryproa] Re: Hoyt rig
From: "proaconstrictor" <>
Date: 3/26/2008, 3:29 PM

--- In, "gunnar.westholm"
<gunnar.westholm@...> wrote:
> The Balanced Rig
> seems stronger and more efficient then the Hoyt rig.

I doubt it's more efficient, it's just the old split lug, which wasn't
even more efficient than the lug with mast interference. Though Newick
was going to specify the split lug on one trimaran, and then it became
all top secret aa to why it didn't work.

> At least if the main would be fitted with a mast sleeve, like on
> windsurf and Wharrams Tiki rigs
> range/Tiki%208m%20GRP/Tiki%208m%20-%20sailing

TIKI rigs seem to do OK and they are very easy to make since the
correct cut seems to be totally flat. They do have the occasional
reefing problem in heavy weather though.

I think you could at least fit these rigs to proa though, whereas, I;m
not sure the HBR is a good condidate, though I didn't fully think og
that until I had posted it.

> /Gunnar

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