SailNet Community - View Single Post - Pros and Cons of Loose Footed Sails
View Single Post
  #31  
Old 11-18-2006
scurvy's Avatar
scurvy scurvy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: North Conway, NH
Posts: 225
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
scurvy is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to scurvy
Quote:
Originally Posted by LazyGuy
If you have mid-boom sheeting, I would be cautious about placing all the stress one way on the ends and the opposite direction in the middle; particularly on a jibe.
This is a good point, and I think it might have been mentioned earlier (snider?)concerning boom damage, but it brings up a good question:

Any difference in performing a gybe with a loose footed sail vs bolt-rope?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook