... and need some. Here's what the rail of my O'Day 20 looks like:
The boat has a ~130% genoa and I've been leading the sheets straight back to the "eyed" cam cleat
just below the orange strap in the 2nd picture. I haven't studied it too closely, but my guess is that the sheets are not making an optimal angle to the sail. Also, if I reef the sail down at all on the furler
, the angle changes.
The trouble I see is that there is not really any good place to put a fairlead system. If I put it on the lower part of the rail, it won't run cleanly to the clean on the upper part. I don't see there being enough room on the upper part (where the other cleats
I also don't understand how the lines
were lead on the original jib
sail, since the same problem exists when running the sheet from the fixed fairlead just aft of the chainplate to the cleat
: the sheet would necessarily rub on the edge of the upper part of the "rail".
Anyone have any thoughts on a solution?