Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Know Your Sailboat Rigs

Here are few basics to start with:

Lateen Rig


Gaff Rig






Diana Rigg


Until next, sweet sailing.


Tip of the hat to Frogma and My Life In The Florida Keys and Beyond for their pics.

18 comments:

my2fish said...

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.

bonnie said...

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!

Baydog said...

Bonnie, you're so gullible. By the way, has Stephen King commented on your blog lately? That was so cool....

R W Rawles said...

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.

Pandabonium said...

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"...

Pandabonium said...

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. :^)

Baydog said...

I love the loose-footed main on the Lido. It's so Penguin er..Laser-esque.

Baydog said...

And I imagine Doc loves the masthead float.

Pandabonium said...

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.

Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

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.

Sandscraper said...

Hahaha, you got me on the last one, very funny.

Tillerman said...

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.

Pandabonium said...

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.

Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

You put it in the back of the net, Panda!

Arkonbey said...

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.

Pandabonium said...

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.

HappySurfer said...

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.

Zen said...

Diana Rigg is my favorite.