the typical rig of a catboat, consisting of a single mast with a long boom, set well forward and carrying a single gaff or jib-headed sail.
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How to use cat rig in a sentence
I strongly advise the beginner to use the cat rig, no matter what type of hull he employs.
After you have learned to handle a boat under cat rig you can get one with a jib, and learn to sail the more complicated rig.
cat rig—A vessel with one mast, placed right in the bow, and carrying a single sail.
British Dictionary definitions for cat rig
the rig of a catboat
- catrigged, adjective
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