New sailor needs a little help/advice on how a foresail should look and be set up. I had the tack attached to the plate on the bow, both lines on the clew running through tracks back into the cockpit. Everything seemed to work as it should except one problem.
The foresail attaches to the plate which is bolted to the deck at the bow. No matter what side the foresail was on, it's bunched up where it goes outside the lifelines. It's not going to catch much wind if I keep it inside the lifelines all the time.
So what should the foresail look like where it crosses over the lifelines and how can I fix this? Should there be a small bunched up section where it comes up over the lifelines? If it helps I'm sailing a Ranger 22' with a fractional rig. I had the cars on the track pretty far aft and although I'm not sure I would say it was a 110% or 120% genoa. Also I'm just a cruiser, not a racer.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm new to sailing and new to this boat. This weekend was the first time I was able to sail it with the foresail instead of just the main and what a difference! I just want to be sure I have it rigged correctly.