Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Nanaimo, B.C., Canada
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 9
Avoiding a Broach
I am not very experienced using my Asymetrical spinnaker, but I do have some knowledge about adjusting it's trim.
My question is, what circumstances can cause an accidental broach? If you are becoming over powered, can you just dump the A-sym sheet and "head up" abit, or??? to avoid a problem. Have any of you experienced problems in this area?
I am well aware of the dangers of an accidental jibe, and am very wary of running dead down wind (don't do it). I have not as yet used a preventer, but am looking at ways to rig one that will work for my boat. By the way, I do mostly coastal cruising.
I am looking to be forewarned and to exercise prevention, rather than "reaction". Any advise would be appreciated.
Point Roberts, Wash. Marina
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.