Tabernacle for Minuet

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Tabernacle for Minuet

Post by Sallen » Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:32 pm

Has any one tried a tabernacle arrangement for the mast on Minuet? I am contemplating building the boat as I like the lines and size and am looking for an all around type of sailboat for the ocean as well as lakes.

The tabernacle set-up that I have seen on the CLC Pocketship makes set-up and rigging at the dock a snap, versus having to step the mast, bend sails and re-rig each time the boat is used. I know I will use the boat less if it becomes a real chore to get set-up each time.

I imagine that a tabernacle would mean that the mast would need to be moved forward a bit to the front of the cabin so I would be concerned about any impact to the sailing qualities of the boat. Also, has anyone tried a gaff rig? That would reduce the mast length and keep it from sticking out well past the stern while towing.

Any one have any ideas or pictures to share?

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Re: Tabernacle for Minuet

Post by Mike Worrall » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:49 am

See Minuet page @ Boat Designs dot com / photos / Roger C Hall. Looks like Mr. 'H' used a tabernacle on his heavily modified Minuet.


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