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'ancestors' & 'cousins' - old & new

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In 1935, a Bristol, Rhode Island naval architect named Sidney Herreshoff (you may recognize the family name, as he was Capt. Nat's eldest son) drew the plans for a fun little number called the AmphiCraft, a 13-foot-1-inch trailerable vessel that could be fitted with an outboard, rowed, or sailed. For sailing excursions, this beamy little daysailer was rigged as a catboat with a free-standing spar and a wishbone.

Rig sound familiar?

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From the AmphiCraft and the Ljundstrom rig in the '30s, the Freedom 40 in '76, through the later 'wishbone' Freedoms . . . to the Wylies and the Taunton 40 and to . . . ?


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LJUNDSTROM RIG

Looks like a standard genoa, only it is 2 genoas that are lying flat against each other when sailing to windward, and they open 'wing and wing' when sailing down wind. Often used on blue water sailboats, the sheets can be led back to the tiller to automatically steer down wind. The "So Do It" class used this as their only sail.

Dr. Fredrik Ljundstrom, 1935
http://windmek.ca/wingsail/wingsaildesigns.htm

Redwing:
The hull design of the Bembridge Redwing has changed three times in their 104-year history and the class is known for its experimentation with rig design. The freedom of rig design was retained and experiments continued with different sail plans. Uffa Fox designed a narrow, tall bermudan rig for IBIS in 1937-8, and the Ljungstrom rig, involving a revolving unstayed mast around which the sail was rolled was also tried ( the latter sounds not unlike the rig in THE WHITE CAT 30 4 ).


In 1972, Dr. Jerry Milgram's 37 ft / 11 m cat-ketch CASCADE was an exciting evolution, revolution, and inspiration to many sailors ! http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1087128/index.htm


http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=888&dat=19730223&id=MLgMAAAAIBAJ&sjid=-18DAAAAIBAJ&pg=7118,2524136



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'So Do It' class boat with Ljundstrom rig sails
'So Do It' class boat with Ljundstrom rig sails
Interclub - 1945
Interclub - 1945
Laser - 1970
Laser - 1970
 Freedom 40 - 1976 - Garry Hoyt / Halsey Herreshoff
::  Freedom 40 - 1976 - Garry Hoyt / Halsey Herreshoff ::
T-34, TICON 34 - 1983 - Bruce Kirby
:: T-34, TICON 34 - 1983 - Bruce Kirby ::
Tanton cat ketch yachts
:: Tanton cat ketch yachts ::
Wylie 17
Wylie 17
Wylie 30
Wylie 30
Wylie 30 interior, salon fwd, mast is in forepeak
Wylie 30 interior, salon fwd, mast is in forepeak
Wylie 30 interior, port qtr berth, aft
Wylie 30 interior, port qtr berth, aft
port qtr berth & galley stove
port qtr berth & galley stove
Wylie 30 interior, view aft, head to strbd
Wylie 30 interior, view aft, head to strbd
beautiful interior
beautiful interior
Wylie 30 interior, view from galley
Wylie 30 interior, view from galley
salon, with folding table open
salon, with folding table open
Wylie 39
Wylie 39
Wylie 44
Wylie 44
Wylie 48
Wylie 48
Wylie 65 DEREK BAYLIS
Wylie 65 DEREK BAYLIS
B&B Yacht Designs - 15'8 LAPWING
B&B Yacht Designs - 15'8" LAPWING
CONVERGENCE  66
:: CONVERGENCE 66 ::
Sponberg Designs
:: Sponberg Designs ::
SPARHAWK  36 & 42
:: SPARHAWK 36 & 42 ::
Pacific Seacraft Flicka - 1976
:: Pacific Seacraft Flicka - 1976 ::