dipping lug

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A rig in which the forward end of the yard carrying a lugsail project forward of the mast of a sailing boat. Unlike the standing lug, this entails lowering the sail and dipping the yard round the mast whenever the vessel is required to go about. Once the vessel tacks the sail is rehoisted. For this purpose dipping lines are secured to the end of the yard, one on either side of the sail.

See also gunter rig.

See also gunter rig.

Dipping lug

Subjects: Maritime History.

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