Two Masts for Two Hulls
We got the second mast up today. Whatever else she still needs to go sailing, MON TIKI feels like a boat now, and I’m happy to share this picture and this moment with all of you. It’s taken no small effort to reach this point, and I’m grateful for the enthusiasm and support I’ve found here at The League!
When a boat sailboat has two masts, and the sail on the aft mast is bigger than the sail on the foremast, she a schooner.
Sailing people think they know a lot about schooners; most especially they think schooners are harder to handle and don’t perform as well as the much more popular single masted sloop.
This is not true; and why it’s not true may or may not have something to do with why I am (slowly) failing out of love with hate. More on that at a later time.
For now, it feels nice to (finally) have a schooner again. Below is the last schooner I had. A Phil C. Bolger design I named Margaret Ellen after my first daughter. (I started the boat the week Margaret came home to live with us.) The dog in the photo is Roxanne; gone, but not forgotten, and much missed.