Gaff rigged

What does "Gaff rigged" mean?

Today it means: A sail connected to two spars.

A gaff rigged sail is four cornered and usually set fore and aft and attached to two spars, the top being the gaff and the bottom the boom. The gaff is usually hauled up the mast taking the sail with it.

See also: Gaff   

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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