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Captain Flack

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Colin Archer
« on: September 03, 2018, 05:21:21 PM »

I have a third foresail for my newly acquired "Colin Archer" CYC29.  I know it hooks to the top of the main mast but can anyone tell me where the port and starboard sheets attach to.Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2018, 12:34:51 AM »

In most vessels with a jib set above the normal jib and staysail, the sheet would go to a fairlead, attached in a suitable place, on the standing rigging, then down to the deck.  This was the practice in Thames barges for instance.  Even in a staysail barge, ie no bowsprit, the light weather sail set high on a stay from the top of the mast to the stem head would be sheeted in this way.  The same would apply in a bowsprit barge, but with the stay going from topmast head to end of bowsprit.
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