MUSTELID’s rig and rigging are original. They should work, but might not work.

Southeast Alaska is criss-crossed by long runs of water between shorelines of varying height. Winds tend to blow mostly up or down them. Mostly.

Our intent is to sail from a beam reach to a run, and row the rest. Any slight windward ability in this rig is for the sometimes miles-long transits from one side to another. Any small lift can save miles of rowing, with wind on the nose. But, should things get contrary, we can always hunker down until conditions favor us.

For remote cruising, we built the rig of found materials–conifer saplings. The six identical sails are interchangeable and redundant. We led our lines aft then forward again to the cockpit. The masts should come down and stow easily and out of the way for rowing.