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By Dan Beard

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Fig. 129 
Leg of Mutton Sail. 
Jib & Mainsail Rig.

Probably the safest form of sail used is the old reliable Leg-of-Mutton Sail.

This is used by the fishermen on their stanch little dories away up on the coast of Maine, and by the "tidewater" people in their "buckeyes" on Chesapeake Bay. The latter boat is very little known outside of the locality where it makes its home, but like the New Haven sharpies, it is very popular in its own waters.

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