How do you rig a sprit sail?

Slip the sprit from the snotter and hold it parallel to the mast keeping the peak held high. Fold the clew over the sprit and roll the sail up until it is snug against the mast. You can use the snotter to tie it there.

What is the spirit sail of a ship?

On large sailing ships a spritsail is a square-rigged sail carried on a yard below the bowsprit.

What is a sprit boom?

A snotter is a rope or tackle used in sailing to tension the sprit on a spritsail, or a sprit boom on a sprit-boomed sail by pulling the lower end towards the mast. It is also used in a junk rig.

How do you Brail a sail?

To reef or furl a sail using brail lines, one must pull on the single vertical rope running down the mast that the brails are attached to. This pulls the sail in toward the mast. The vertical rope is then secured and the sail can be further stowed if needed.

What is a Spritsail used for?

A spritsail allows a large area of sail to be set on a short mast. This means that the can be set on an unstayed mast.

What is a staysail on a sailboat?

A staysail (“stays’l”) is a fore-and-aft rigged sail whose luff can be affixed to a stay running forward (and most often but not always downwards) from a mast to the deck, the bowsprit, or to another mast (the mast is item 13 in the illustration right).

What is a junk rigged sailboat?

The junk rig, also known as the Chinese lugsail or sampan rig, is a type of sail rig in which rigid members, called battens, span the full width of the sail and extend the sail forward of the mast.

How does a spritsail work?

The spritsail is a four-sided, fore-and-aft sail that is supported at its highest points by the mast and a diagonally running spar known as the sprit. The foot of the sail can be stretched by a boom or held loose-footed just by its sheets. The Spritsail can also be used to describe a rig that uses a spritsail.

What is braille used for?

Braille is a reading and writing system for blind and vision impaired people, made up of raised dots that can be ‘read’ by touch. The most popular form of braille is Grade 2, which uses the alphabet as well as abbreviations and contractions.

What kind of sails do lug rigs use?

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What kind of SAIL does spirit sail use?

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Where does the sprit sail go on a boat?

The sprit is usually about the same length as the mast and also fits neatly in the boat. The spritsail is usually laced on the mast. There is no halyard and very little to fuss with, once the sail is set. There is one sheet to tend, either from the boom, or from the clew corner of the sail if there is no boom.

Why was the Amazing spritsail sailmaker discontinued?

It was a true square sail with sheets running from each of the corners. These ungainly spritsails were discontinued because of the difficulty in handling a sail that dangled so close to the water. The sailmaker needed to make drain holes to allow water out when the sail got caught in a wave.