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Re: stopping on a dime

Originally Posted by knuterikt View Post
Yes, you need to prepare first, in Scandinavia you will find that self-tacking jib is used on more boats than just Hanse.

I have permanently rigged barber/inner/outer haulers on my self-tacking jib.
The way mine are rigged they have several uses.
That is very cool. Thanks so much for that.
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Self tacking jib

Originally Posted by jackdale View Post
That is very cool. Thanks so much for that.
A little side track from the OP..

Hanse have self tacking jibs's as standard on a models but they didn't invent this system. As I said it have been used on many other Scandinavian boats new and as a retrofit.

The problem with Hanse it that on many boats the standard sails is of bad quality and shape..

My self tacking jib is custom made in cruising laminate with on long standing batten. The batten make it possible to cut the sail with more width at the top.

This picture is from the sailmaker's website
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