Some pictures of sails
Ocean Science's blog
Tue 12 Feb 2013 21:04
Mr Cooper flying the new spinnaker – bought on eBay.
The posh white pole is carbon fibre and weights about the same as a toothpick.
The previous one weighed more than a Scotsman’s caber.
Flying the asymmetric spinnaker.
The hinged white box in the foreground is a fridge full of beer,
for emergency use on deck.
The smaller white box is a life raft. Whisky is kept in Glenn’s cabin
(although there is none left now).
By the way a litre of Grouse is about £6.50 in Gib.
Flying the monster gollywobbler –
see blog entry on 7 February. This is a sail specific
to schooners since it needs two masts of near equal height.
It is a bit like fitting a turbocharger.