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GAFF RIGS Page 1.  GO TO GAFF RIG - PAGE 2

Many owners enjoy a long association with gaff rigged boats while others are attracted to the rig by its beauty and charm are  to handle the extra work and maintenance that is a part of living with these rigs. One advantage of the gaff rig is that it can be much less expensive to install than a modern rig and many traditional boats accept the less expensive gear and 'look right.’ The galvanized fittings and natural fibre cordage are in keeping with the overall appearance of the boat; expensive stainless steel fittings could look out of place. A well designed gaff rig will accept a natural grown timber mast and boom; fortunately there are still places where you can select your own spars from the forest.


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SPRAY 22

Patrick Slevin's SPRAY 22
See more about this and other
Spray 22's

S27SAILING.jpg (8667 bytes) SPRAY 27

Trunk cabin gaff rigged version
Spray 27 sailing in Virginia. More about Spray 27's
Spray 27
s40a-05[1].jpg (8914 bytes) SPRAY 40

Peggotty This steel Spray 40 has cruised extensively including a trip to Antarctica - See below.

Steve is now building his second Spray 40
Hello Bruce,  Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that the boat plans for the Spray Pilot 40 arrived the other day.  There sure are a lot of detailed drawing which will help immensely with the project.  I have one question, do the pattern lines for the frames represent the outside or inside dimensions, in other words, would I lay the flat bar on the outside or the inside of the lines in relation to the center line?  Thanks again for the boat plans. Steve  ANSWER: The frames are built inside the pattern lines .... only the plating is outside these lines...Bruce

s40b-04[1].jpg (10414 bytes) SPRAY 40

'Mirouanga'
This Spray 40 was built in Germany and is currently cruising around the world

SPRAY 33

"Plucky Lady" - Gaff Cutter Here we are on our  way from the Cabo Verde Isl. To Guadeloupe. "Plucky Lady" is a Spray 33 - steel version. She's custom built and was launched in 95. She's a very fine, seaworthy and comfortable boat. We are very happy with her. Best regards L.D.  France

S40-GAFF-1.jpg (19763 bytes) SPRAY 38

This Gaff rigged Spray 38 was built in the UK by Brian Reed and sailed by John Corello

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This gaff schooner rig is suitable for the Centennial Spray 34

 

SPRAY 33

SPRAY 33 "SPARTACUS"

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ALL OF THE SPRAY'S LISTED BELOW WILL  HAPPILY ACCEPT THE GAFF RIG
Roberts Spray 22 S.F.W.
Roberts Spray 27 S.F.W.
Roberts Spray 28 S.W.
Roberts Spray 33 S.F.W.
Roberts Centennial Spray 34 S. W
Roberts Spray 36 S.F.W.
Roberts Centennial Spray 36 S. W
Roberts Centennial Spray 38 S.W
Roberts Spray 38 S.
Roberts Spray 40 S.F.W.
Roberts Spray 45 S.
Roberts Centennial Spray 45 S.W.
Roberts Centennial Spray 50 S. W
Roberts Spray 55 and Spray 60 S.