Junk Rig

  • February 22, 2014 10:48 AM
    Message # 1503736
    Deleted user
    Has anyon ever considered adapting a Westsail 32 to carry a junk rig?
  • February 24, 2014 7:22 PM
    Reply # 1505201 on 1503736
    Deleted user

    Actually I have given the junk rig some consideration.  it is a simple rig that can be handled by one person.  i have gotten a lot of info from the Junk Rig Association.  if I needed a new sail rig I would probably give it a try.  The cost would range from $12-15K  with you doing the work.  Does anyone know of a successful conversion?

    A while ago a W/32 owner stated he was selling his marconi rig to start on a JR conversion.  i have no news about that effort.

    In January I did a day sail on a JR boat.  the wind was light but the ride was fine.  The boat was a North Atlantic 29.  it was manufactured as junk rig.

    Long Beach, CA
  • February 24, 2014 7:45 PM
    Reply # 1505209 on 1503736
    Just read a neat article on a conversion in good old boat, alas I already started sewing my sails.... Probably a good thing 
  • February 25, 2014 5:04 PM
    Reply # 1505883 on 1503736
    The owner that was going to convert to a junk rig gave up the decision, and has sold his boat.
  • March 03, 2015 12:18 PM
    Reply # 3241149 on 1503736
    Deleted user

    My wife and I are planning to junk rig our w32. We won't be working on it until May. When than time comes, I'll make sure to post on this thread or start another.

  • March 26, 2015 11:10 AM
    Reply # 3270660 on 1503736
    Deleted user

    the main issue with the W32 and junk rig is that she is so heavy that its hard to get the rig into the boat with enough sail area; and also the westsail doesnt like a ton of weight in the bow, but junk would presumably have a large mast right in the eyes unless you did single mast.... or three mast... but whoa either way. 

  • March 26, 2015 9:47 PM
    Reply # 3271206 on 1503736
    Deleted user

    I would very much like to read about your junk conversion.  I imagine you have received some of your inspiration from the Junk Rig Association.  Good luck.