J-105 alone - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 07-03-2007 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
stylesupportmidi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
J-105 alone

I'm taking out a J105 with a friend that knows nothing about sailing.
Is it acceptable to sail just with the jib, till I see how things go?
Thanks
stylesupportmidi is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 07-03-2007
Telstar 28
 
sailingdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 14
         
You could, but the boat probably would not be balanced properly, since it will want to head downwind... If you fall off, that would be bad.

IMHO, it might be better to sail with just the main sail, since that will tend to turn the boat into the wind, rather than have the boat run off. If you should fall in, the boat will be easier to get to if it is just sitting there in irons, rather than if you have to chase it.

Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 6 Old 07-04-2007 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
stylesupportmidi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Thanks Salingdog - those are good points to remember!
stylesupportmidi is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 6 Old 07-04-2007
Hitchin' a ride
 
bestfriend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: In my mind, I live in Oslo
Posts: 3,191
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 11
     
Depends on the wind speed and your boat. Mine sails like a dream with just the jib until about 12 knots, then it gets a little difficult. Best way to find out is to just do it. If it gets squirelly, just turn into the wind, furl it, put up the main, and then put up the jib again.

Great men always have too much sail up. - Christopher Buckley


Vaya con Dios

Last edited by bestfriend; 07-04-2007 at 12:42 AM.
bestfriend is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 6 Old 07-04-2007
Just another Moderator
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 16,518
Thanks: 104
Thanked 309 Times in 299 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
As SD points out, a fractional boat like the J105 may well experience lee helm under jib alone, esp when trying to go upwind. And, as a mostly-main-powered boat she may well perform well in that mode (like a largish Laser).

Many masthead boats perform quite well with headsails alone - esp those with high aspect mains and long J measurements but a J 105 is not one of those!
Faster is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 6 Old 07-04-2007
Telstar 28
 
sailingdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 14
         
A very largish Laser...

Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome