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Starwind 13.5 assistance

Going against all sound advise and my own instincts, I have bought another fixer upper. This time I brought home a Starwind 13.5. I am in need of a few photos of how the sheets are rigged. I rigged it how I thought it should be and kept getting caught in the belly of the rope when swinging the boom over. I have not been able to find very much info on this boat. I did enjoy sailing this afternoon, despite my guessing at rigging. Thanks.
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Re: Starwind 13.5 assistance

STARWIND 13.5 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com

Starwind 13.5 should be a pretty fast, fun, wet boat.
There is a photo that does not show very much about the sail rigging.
Is yours Lateen rigged (like a Sunfish) or with a single main sail (like a Laser)?

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Re: Starwind 13.5 assistance

Mine has a lateen sail. I did find a video on rigging a Sunfish. I am guessing the two boats would rig the same, though I am unsure I have the boom rigged as I get slack in the boom sheet when tacking. It may be my inexperience in managing the line as I move the boom over.
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Re: Starwind 13.5 assistance

looks kind of Laser-like.

Cheap ghetto fix: tie a small block snugly to the boom midway between stern and midships--ie where you get caught when it hangs down in that temporary belly-shape when the tension's off while tacking. Lead the mainsheet through it.

More expensive fix: there may be too much friction or drag in your stern and boom-end blocks, so the sheet don't pay out quickly enough when you ease it, result = belly.

Try the cheapo fix first.... ;-)
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