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Re: C&C30MK1 Sail identification
track placement is widely variable on the mk 1. My tracks run from about the forward portlight to the aftmost stanchion (forward of the stern pulpit). This will handle everything from a storm jib to about a 140. Unfortunately this ends about a foot too far forward for proper sheeting angle and adjustment on my 154. I get around this by sheeting my 154 to the toerail. However, this opens up the slot and I'm sure I could get another few degrees upwind if I could move the block inward. I am contemplating adding another short length of track starting about where the current one ends and going aft to about the secondary winch. I'll deal with lifeline and stanchion interference. Mounting is difficult due to the cabin liner which will have to be "dissected" to get backing plates in there.
I have seen other Mk1s where they put a short length of track on the cockpit coaming just forward of the secondary. This is a really easy and strong installation. However, this gives a bad sheeting angle to the winch. If I were to have mounted the tracks in the first place (originally done 30+ years ago) I would have lengthened the track about 18" and mounted it as far inboard as possible. Sheeting to the toerail is a simple solution for everything except maximum upwind work.
1977 C&C 30 Mk 1 hailing from Port Clinton, Ohio
Last edited by msmith10; 08-06-2012 at 11:09 AM.