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By Dan Beard

The two forked sticks from which the framework of this sail is made must necessarily be nearly of the same dimensions.  After their ends have been firmly lashed together, as shown by Fig. 196, a sail made of an old piece of carpet, awning, or any cloth that is strong enough can be made strong enough by doubling, may be lashed on at the four prongs of the forks. 

This rig will convey a crew of two over the ice with as much speed as the more elaborate Norwegian sail. The country sail may not be handsome, but it possesses the advantage of being easily constructed and costing little or nothing, except the work of cutting and trimming the spars and sail.

 

 

   

 

 


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