clubfooted staysail - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 07-13-2001 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
clubfooted staysail

We have a club boom on our staysail and would like to remove it. Other than making the sail self-tacking, can we simply take the boom off? What else needs to be done?
HeidiMills is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 07-14-2001
JeffH
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
clubfooted staysail

You would need to install jib sheet lead blocks and tracks, and make port and starboard sheets, and, depending on the size of the boat add port and starboard jib sheet winches and make sure that you have a proper lead to the winches. It is not really very easy to make a club or boomless staysail that is self-tacking. That requires a properly placed athwartship track that typcially is constructed on a ''bridge'' just forward of the mast. It also greatly restricts the size and shape of the staysail to something smaller than your present staysail on a club. All in all I would actually think that a self tackinging boomless (or clubless) staysail is the most complex of the three options and the one that is hardest to make work right.

Good luck in what ever you do.
Jeff
 
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 3 Old 01-15-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
clubfooted staysail

We remove the club boom from the staysail on our Westsail 32 and installed a curved athwartship track with sheet car. With this configuration you only need one sheet and the sail will self tack. If you add a double block, depending on the size of your boat you may not need a winch. We also installed roller furling on the staysail and the whole rig works a treat.
colm
Colm1 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spinnaker staysail jfulf Learning to Sail 10 12-27-2010 08:38 AM
Sloop vs. Fractional Sloop vs. Cutter Epiphany Boat Review and Purchase Forum 25 02-05-2004 09:27 PM
How do you tack a cutter? JeffC_ Seamanship & Navigation 7 02-22-2003 12:55 PM
Staysail for Beneteau 461 rgiles1 General Discussion (sailing related) 0 10-17-2001 01:56 PM
clubfooted staysail HeidiMills Gear & Maintenance 0 07-13-2001 07:13 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome