I got the new Sailrite lug sail all stitched up and ready to go. I’ll be making some new spars for it. But now I have started playing with the idea of adding a small mizzen sail also. I think I can use a small sail that I already have from my other boat. The main idea of the mizzen is a bit of a safety blanket – so I can heave to in relative safety to deal with raising, reefing, or striking the main sail single-handed, which is how I do most of my sailing.
Here’s a rough drawing of the idea, fairly close to scale:
This little sail is 12 sq ft – with a little reef to drop it to 7 sq ft
It a fun little exercise fiddling with this idea – maybe it will even work. 🙂