Stevinne Posted May 27, 2013 Share #1 Posted May 27, 2013 My neighbor is finishing up his build of Corel's Wasa. I stopped by today to take a look at it and we got to talking. During our conversation, he pointed to the yard for the triangular lateen-style sail on the mizzen mast and said something along the lines of he couldn't understand how the crew would be able to use that sail. It got me thinking about it. It's a subject I've never really considered before. The yard has always been on the starboard side of every model I've ever built, but what would happen if the wind was from the starboard side? Would they shift the yard to the port side, as I imagine they do on Xebecs and other lateen-rigged ships, or would they just let it push against the mast. Wouldn't the shrouds get in the way of working the sails in most cases? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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