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post #18 of Old 02-11-2012
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I'm settling on parameters for having a trysail built. I am trying to follow the conservation here to make sure I get this right. The sail's foot is to be a foot shorter than the boom, allowing the clew to be hauled out to the boom end, which I envision being lashed to the gallows in the center notch (with the mainsheet hauled in tight to hold her down). The trysail plan is 24 percent of mainsail area with a tackle angle of 12 degrees so the sail clears the furled main. Don't expect to be trying to sail upwind with this setup, but just taking the point of sail to avoid lee hazards or the danger semicircle of a storm while hove to to make a slick to sit in while battened down. Am I getting this about right? Thanks for any comments...
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