Dousing headsails in breeze when the main is down? - Page 3 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree10Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #21  
Old 04-22-2013
downeast450's Avatar
Tundra Down
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Seal Harbor, Maine
Posts: 1,222
Thanks: 25
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 7
downeast450 is on a distinguished road
Re: Dousing headsails in breeze when the main is down?

Quote:
Originally Posted by peterchech View Post
Do you tighten the jib sheets before blowing the halyard and pulling on the down haul? Where on the jib is the down haul attached, halfway up the luff or all the way at the head?

I feel like tightening the sheets as recommended above would recent the jib from coming down though, something about the geometry of a triangle?

Btw I switched from roller furling to hanks shortly after acquiring my boat and have never looked back...
I attach the down haul to a small brass ring I sewed just below the top hank. Not to the head. This allows me to pull down on the head. I tried running the line through the hanks but there is not enough space and it would chafe badly. I sewed rings below each hank. Half inch brass rings I purchased from Sailrite. I adjust the tension on the sheets depending on conditions and am usually controlling the halyard's release as I pull on the down haul. Both lines run to the cockpit. Having the sheet tight places everything securely on the deck.

This set up has made my single handed management of the head sails very simple, convenient and safe.

Down
utchuckd and peterchech like this.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #22  
Old 04-23-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Liberty Landing
Posts: 665
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 3
peterchech is on a distinguished road
Re: Dousing headsails in breeze when the main is down?

Quote:
Originally Posted by downeast450 View Post
I attach the down haul to a small brass ring I sewed just below the top hank. Not to the head. This allows me to pull down on the head. I tried running the line through the hanks but there is not enough space and it would chafe badly. I sewed rings below each hank. Half inch brass rings I purchased from Sailrite. I adjust the tension on the sheets depending on conditions and am usually controlling the halyard's release as I pull on the down haul. Both lines run to the cockpit. Having the sheet tight places everything securely on the deck.

This set up has made my single handed management of the head sails very simple, convenient and safe.

Down
That's nice! does it interfere with the aerodynamics of the jib though, right along the luff like that?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #23  
Old 04-23-2013
downeast450's Avatar
Tundra Down
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Seal Harbor, Maine
Posts: 1,222
Thanks: 25
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 7
downeast450 is on a distinguished road
Re: Dousing headsails in breeze when the main is down?

Quote:
Originally Posted by peterchech View Post
That's nice! does it interfere with the aerodynamics of the jib though, right along the luff like that?
No, not that I can tell. I am using it with a 135. When it is set, the halyard is tight, I tension the down haul. The flow across the sail looks normal. The leech line works properly. Tell tails normal. The sail looks good. Pointing is good. Helm balance, too. Hull speed is easy. This is also true with a single reef in it. No concerns there. There must be some effect because it is there but I can't see or detect a performance change. If there is an effect it is well worth the convenience. I would think a partially rolled up head sail would be much worse.

Down.

Last edited by downeast450; 04-24-2013 at 04:39 AM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Has anyone sewn a dousing spinnaker sock? patrscoe Gear & Maintenance 2 01-17-2012 09:55 PM
Gaff Rig Main Dousing shazzer333 Learning to Sail 2 11-05-2006 06:22 AM
Difficult Dousing Dilemma blacktie Seamanship & Navigation 17 08-01-2006 12:08 PM
dousing a hanked jib terryny Seamanship & Navigation 17 01-16-2003 05:19 AM
Dousing Sock Hangups bodland General Discussion (sailing related) 2 07-17-2001 04:46 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:01 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.