Island Trader is the name and the builder of my 40 ft. motorsailer that is my home in the West Indies. She is presently moored near Boca Chica, Dominican Republic (DR) at Marina Zar Par.
Soon, I hope to steer her south and begin a journey of exploration down the Antilles archipelago to the Lesser Antilles Leeward islands and finally the southerly Windward islands.
This gallery contains 4 photos.
Just a few old pictures…
…is my 40 ft. cutter… That is a sloop (sailboat) with the mast set slightly aft to allow a jib as well as staysail (forward sail). The forward sail on a sloop is called a jib, but is technically a staysail. The cutter jib is attached to a stay that runs from the forward deck to some point above the mast spreaders about 2/3 up the mast. It is usually footed (a wooden boom attached) and will swing free (not require moving sheets when tacking).
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