Pros and Cons of Loose Footed Sails - Page 4 - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #31 of 31 Old 11-18-2006 Thread Starter
Senior Member
scurvy's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: North Conway, NH
Posts: 225
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Send a message via AIM to scurvy
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?
scurvy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

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


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

Email Address:


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
Pros & Cons: Mainsail furling booms Vitamin Gear & Maintenance 6 07-18-2008 03:04 PM
Pros & Cons of Bowsprit? FritzN Boat Review and Purchase Forum 6 10-30-2006 02:34 PM
loose footed or track mainsail soverel28 Gear & Maintenance 5 05-21-2002 04:08 AM
Winged Keels Pros & Cons OldGlory Boat Review and Purchase Forum 13 04-09-2002 05:51 PM
Hughes 26 Pros and cons bgriffiths Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 03-03-2001 10:14 AM

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