As with all our models, the sailing gear is fast and easy to install or remove without tools. The mast simply lifts out of its reinforced support socket. The mainsail boom includes a bronze clew outhaul tackle. The mast is two-part with a carbon fiber sleeve, enabling compact stowage inside the boat. It is 6″ longer than the regular 17′ sailing models mast to accommodate a roller furling light air jib. The light air jib furler mounts on the removable teak bowsprit.
The boat can be sailed with the mast freestanding, however, an additional included feature is Spectra running backstays, offering better sail shape and windward sailing ability. Reefing gear is standard and the mainsail can be reefed while out on the water.
There is a ‘Setting Up the Sail Rig’ video available here.
The Whitehall Spirit® Expedition model also includes two slide seat sculling units with bronze hinging outriggers providing stability, comfort, and safety even while rowing in wind and waves. Being stable it is well suited for beginners, experienced or even hard-core competitive rowers, for fitness training or cross-training for those who desire a low-impact, full-body workout. In slide seat sculling mode the layout is virtually identical the Whitehall Spirit® Slide Seat Sculling Model.
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