a beautiful boat should sail forever.
am posting two photos from the 1970's. At the time there were two Newporters in Chicago.
The one under full sail on a broad reach is a glossy black and white 3 x 5 in.print which I must have taken ( but I don't remember.) It is the only picture I've ever seen of a Newporter flying a "mule"/"fisherman" sail, and mizzen spinnaker plus mizzen, main, jib, and genoa. We all need it for inspiration.
If anyone knows the dimensions of the mule and mizzen spinnaker, and how to rig, please post with diagrams if possible. When I step my masts, I will have extra blocks with messenger lines on my main and mizzen for adjustable backstay, halyards. and sheets. Then I plan to measure and look for sails. Then I hope to set them flying.
The newspaper picture is probably the same Newporter in silhouette at a Wooden Boat Festival in Chicago in the 70's.