Gaff Rigged BCC

Has anyone out there converted the BCC to a gaff rig?

I’d be interested in talking to you about it.

Roger, this includes you if you are lurking out there.

Regards

Don Kircher / hull 109

on 6/16/00 19:43, Don Kircher at baggywrinkle@earthlink.net wrote:

Has anyone out there converted the BCC to a gaff rig?

I’d be interested in talking to you about it.

Roger, this includes you if you are lurking out there.

Regards

Don Kircher / hull 109

Don: We used to have a gaff rigger. It was a Herreshoff America catboat. It
looked “salty” but I did not like it. The chaffing on the mast by the mast
hoops was considerable. They were made of steam bent ash and needed constant
attention. Then there was that considerbale weight aloft of the gaff. I was
always wondering when it was going to fall. Unless you want a “traditional”
rig I would advise staying with the modern format.
Sounds as if things are progressing along. What are you planning to do about
sails?
David & Susan
Te Wahapu Road
RD 1
Russell, NZ 0255
goodallradtke@xtra.co.nz

Hi Don,.

I am supposed to be on vacation but my Czech girlfriend is returning on the
20th to go sailing with me for 3 months. If you need anything, talk to
Sumio who is running the show for me. We have all the detail drawings of
the gaff rig but we have never made one. You need a round mast and they are
difficult to get in aluminum so must be made of wood. There was a gaff
rigged boat on the cover of Sail Magazine Oct. 1993. Also, a Dave Dean did
a video and a PBS document of this boat (never saw it) call him 616
271-5055 Michigan I think

I think the boat would have considerable weather helm because of the large
sail area aft of the line of latteral resistance, perhaps the mast could be
moved fwd…

I am out in an hour or two to take the boat to Long Beach so good luck.

Roger

-----Original Message-----
From: Don Kircher [mailto:baggywrinkle@earthlink.net ]
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2000 12:43 AM
To: bcc@egroups.com
Subject: [bcc] Gaff Rigged BCC

Has anyone out there converted the BCC to a gaff rig?

I’d be interested in talking to you about it.

Roger, this includes you if you are lurking out there.

Regards

Don Kircher / hull 109

Don: We used to have a gaff rigger. It was a Herreshoff America catboat. It
looked “salty” but I did not like it. The chaffing on the mast by the mast
hoops was considerable. They were made of steam bent ash and needed constant
attention. Then there was that considerbale weight aloft of the gaff. I was
always wondering when it was going to fall. Unless you want a “traditional”
rig I would advise staying with the modern format.
Sounds as if things are progressing along. What are you planning to do about
sails?
David & Susan
Te Wahapu Road
RD 1
Russell, NZ 0255
goodallradtke@xtra.co.nz

-----Original Message-----
From: Don Kircher [mailto:baggywrinkle@earthlink.net ]
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2000 12:43 AM
To: bcc@egroups.com
Subject: [bcc] Gaff Rigged BCC

Has anyone out there converted the BCC to a gaff rig?

I’d be interested in talking to you about it.

Roger, this includes you if you are lurking out there.

Regards

Don Kircher / hull 109

Don-- Indeed I have. As of last August Vixen was tied up in Port Angeles.  She is an older boat and was a hull only "kit".  The decks are bare cedar(!) and she is very Gaff rigged.  I know from photos that she carries a topsail and probably flies a larger rig than the Marconi rig we are all familiar with.  Since the decks are not the fiberglass molded ones, I cannot say for sure that the mast is in the same location fore and aft.  Down below ( I've been below a couple of times) she is layed out like Seraffyn was with some variation.  I believe she was originally launched engineless, but now has power.  --  Roy Myers
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----- Original Message -----
From: Don Kircher
To: bcc@egroups.com
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2000 12:43 AM
Subject: [bcc] Gaff Rigged BCC

Has anyone out there converted the BCC to a gaff rig?

I'd be interested in talking to you about it.

Roger, this includes you if you are lurking out there.

Regards

Don Kircher / hull 109



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Also, a Dave Dean did a video and a PBS document of this boat (never saw
it) call him 616
271-5055 Michigan I think<

Area Code 616 is in Michigan. However, the area code was split, so if 616
does not work, try 231 for the area code.