into the building of the Weekend Skiff, I wanted to
have a sloop rig. That has been a longtime goal of mine
when it comes to sailboats.
made it certain that I would try a gaff main/jib rig
detailed in Canoe
Rig by Todd Bradshaw. I was
pleased with the polytarp sails I made, and I spent
a lot of time on the rigging, but I didn't take into
account that two adults sitting in a small space would
sit on all the four lines I carefully set up for the
We didn't sail at all that day, or even hoist the sails
fully. It was a disaster. Then it began to rain. I consoled
myself with a row around the boat slips.
another session with the polytarp, we had another sail
version Launch Day and actually sailed, at Glenwood
Reservoir in Medina,
NY, using the stock standing lug rig
in the boat plans.