Dunyazade, a Jolle Boat beach cruiser

Dunyazade is a proposed beach cruiser.





5 thoughts on “Dunyazade, a Jolle Boat beach cruiser

      1. As to the boat, starting from the beautiful designs I found on your website, one could imagine for example a smaller version of Kathleen Gee or a revised version of Robert Olson’s 15′ dayboat.
        I am actually trying to build something similar by myself, however for simplicity I am using plywood on a hard chine hull design.
        Anyway, yawl rig for sure and possibly no boom, possibility of multiple mainmast positions to let the sailplan be balanced with just the mainmast or both mainmast and mizzen, the choice depending on weather conditions and crew composition.
        Full sailplan would be made of six sails, including a mizzen jib, balancing the forejib.
        Sounds a bit complicated but it might work after all, what do you say?


      2. It could work. The problem with a miniaturized rig is that you lose sight of the reasons for breaking up the sail plan are based on keeping the sails small enough to handle. When the boat is small and the sails are already small enough to handle breaking them up into even smaller units costs in efficiency of the sail plan as well as in time and money spent on making multiple sails and spars when larger units would do the work. One way to minimize these effects is to make sure that you take the smaller sized sails and their lower strains into account and use simplified rigging arrangements like single-part halyards and simpler or no standing rigging. If the rigging is just miniaturized following larger model’s practices then it results not only in a more expensive and less efficient rig, but one that is actually harder to sail.
        A rig like Dunyazade’s does take these points into account.
        Good luck!


  1. Thank you for your comments, I completely agree with you!
    Assuming to use a spritsail main, I would be happy to avoid a topsail if I could keep the same total sail area and mast height, but this would imply quite a high peak and a long sprit: to what extent could throat angle and aspect ratio of a spritsail be pushed in your opinion? Is it important that the sprit bisects the peak angle? If not, how high can be placed the snotter cleat on the mast if you want to limit the sprit lengh?


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