Great Lakes Sailor
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Saginaw, MI
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I agree with Celenoglu.
The boat was probably set up to use a Jib, which generally means that the main source of power is the mainsail. If you choose to use a genoa, then the track (or at least the block) would have to be outside and aft of the shrouds.
Three alternatives come to mind.
1. Use the current tracks for a 100% or less jib but add a couple of snatch block to the toerail a couple of feet foreward of the shrouds on each side. Then for sailing downwind just pass the jib sheet through the snatch block, much like a baberhaul.
2. Add another genoa track outside and aft of the shrouds for a genoa, or reaching with a jib and use the inside track for flying a jib to weather.
3. Add a simple block to the deck aft and outside the shrouds for sailing with a genoa.
All should work depending on your preference for adding hardware and headsail.
Saginaw Bay, Michigan
"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." - William Arthur Ward