Sailing A Lido 14 In Japan
loved seeing the Sunfish rigs, and kept scrolling with interest... and then bam, you totally caught me by surprise with the last one.very funny.
BA HA HA HA HAAAAA!That's FUNNY. And here I was just going to give you a bad time for coming all the way to Brooklyn to go sailing and not even telling me that you were in town!
Bonnie, you're so gullible. By the way, has Stephen King commented on your blog lately? That was so cool....
I am risking exposing my pedagogical side here. But the Lido does not exemplify a jib-head or mast-head rig as much as it represents a fractional rig. Not to draw too fine a line, of course. Diana Rigg would make a cute name for any boat, regardless of its sail plan.
Indeed, R W, jib-head rigs are fractional rigs. The fractional label stems from the fact that the jib stay attaches at some fraction of the height of the mast. I agree, Diana Rigg would be a cute name - as well as, perhaps, "Emma Peel"...
My two fish - thanks. glad it made you smile. Bonnie - rest assured, if we ever come to New York, we'll give you advance warning. :^)
I love the loose-footed main on the Lido. It's so Penguin er..Laser-esque.
And I imagine Doc loves the masthead float.
Baydog - foot loose and fancy free. So nice to be able to adjust the curve of the sail and I like the look of it too.
I have no idea how Baydog can tell that the masthead float is not favorite thing. Even if I see its purpose, I would never, with all due respect to our host, resort to such a rig. It almost changes this from a jib-head rig to a fútbol rig.
Hahaha, you got me on the last one, very funny.
Not many people know that the writers of The Avengers originally referred to the planned new female character as 'Man Appeal'. This subsequently morphed into Samantha Peel then Mantha Peel which was shortened to M. Appeal and eventually Emma Peel.
Doc - re:"fútbol rig" - that was my, um, goal. :)Sandscraper - enjoy the last of this year's time in Florida.Tillerman - I did not know that - and I have enjoyed that show for a long time, read about it, watched many interviews, etc. You certainly know your Riggs.
You put it in the back of the net, Panda!
Ha! I was waiting for the joke but didn't see it coming. Nicely done!Good to see old Sunfish. Brings back memories of boy scout camp in the eighties.
Arkonbey - scout camp with Sunfish - excellent. I've never sailed one, but always enjoy seeing them on Bonnie's blog 'Frogma'. They look like they'd be a whole lot of fun.
As I was scrolling down the post, I was thinking, this is a great post about rigs, and then the last one got me laughing out loud. Nice. Education 'rigged' with humour.
Diana Rigg is my favorite.
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