The origin of Messing About In Sailboats

  • The original quote is from Kenneth Grahame's Wind In the Willows: "There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."

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March 08, 2011


Keith Allso

They are called Gaffers becouse of the rig they have , Gaff rigged boats have a 4 sided main sail. unlike the new boats of today have a bermuda rig which is 3 sided triangle shape. The gaff will capture the slightest of breeze unlike the modern sails.

Nice to see my photo here. Keith Allso

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