Fortunately, I have a few old headsails from my cruiser that can be given use here.
The umbrella or parasol works on most of these points, but needs a second person in the boat.
The balanced lug seems a good choice, but I am leaning toward the sail being bent on to the mast, as in the sprit rig. The sprit also leaves the possibility open for a small headsail to be set flying, which might be nice on very light air days.
Although the this rig would probably require a boom, another spar in the way when not in use, I might just get by without it if I lead the sheet to the stern or use a removable boomkin instead and thus not have to worry about being hit in the head. I could always add a boom later if desired or just for occasional use. The dimensions seem just about right, and the shape is very pleasing:
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I laid out an old headsail yesterday and by the measurements I took, I think I can get this sail from it, plus a small jib, possibly.
I have maybe just enough wood from the packing crate, in the right lengths to lay up a sprit and mast.
It is not the clearest of wood but with the laminating it might just serve. It sure will look nice when shaped and varnished. I could use some of the cedar planking for the sprit, it's not strong but it is light.
So I'd need:
-a mast that was 8'6", minimum, 2-3/4" dia. at the partner.
-a sprit that was approx. 10'-6" , about 1-3/4 dia. at mid length