Landfall was built in Costa Rica in 1978. She is 42 feet long
overall and 36 feet long on deck, and weighs approximately 13
tons. She is a cutter-rigged ketch, which means that she has two
headsails and two masts. The first headsail is called the "jib"
and the second headsail is called the "staysail". The taller of
the two masts is the "mainmast" and the smaller of the two is
Beneath the waterline, she has a full keel, which runs from the
bow of the boat to the rudder. The keel serves to help the boat
travel in a straight line forward as the wind and waves try to
push the boat to the side. The rudder that steers the boat is
connected to the ship's wheel through a series of cables and pulleys.
Basically, a sailboat can go in any direction except directly
into the wind. In the absence of wind, there is a 40 horsepower
diesel engine to push her along.
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