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Topic Review (Newest First)
09-20-2007 11:29 PM
deniseO30 TY gui but no need.. Harken has the drawings online.
09-20-2007 11:15 PM
Giulietta Denise, don't get "ready to wear" stuff.

Its easier than you think. All you need is a track on a bridge, a track car, a couple blocks, and a block up in the mast..

If you want I can draw it for you.
09-20-2007 09:46 PM
deniseO30 Giu I was looking at the harkern self tending gear actually.. I'd need a jib with a foot only about 12 from the headstay. it's only 13.5 to the mast LOL. Maybe someday. thanks
09-19-2007 07:50 PM
Giulietta Denise, why don't you install a self tacking genoa??

Its pretty easy to do, and in a few hours you can do it, once you get the right material.
09-19-2007 07:36 PM
teshannon Denise,
Wow is that cheap! I wasn't thinking so much of the bay (and definitely not thinking of the Sassafras) but mote the NJ coast. I'm heading to the coast next year and I'll miss the anchorages but look forward to the seabreeze. Of course it'll cost me a lot more than $600.
09-19-2007 06:20 PM
deniseO30 I was on the sassafras last yr about this time for 3 months, then brought her home to my YC in Bristol. It's limited here yes but it's cheap! My membership and boat storage is less then $600 a yr someday I'd like to move her down to oxford or fairlee creek. River sailing, they say round here is: "if you can sail here you can sail anywhere!"

I was in a race on a friends boat Saturday that was sponserd by winters sailing center. we came in 2nd. 25 mph winds. (oday 322) Lots of people were having one knock down after another. I was on the mainsheet.. my arms (using the winch too) were sore for 3 days! Toe rail was buried!

That said.. sailing on the bay won't help me learn to point the boat better I don't think.. so close quarters sailing it is for now. I do hope to head to the bay sometime in Oct. which is coming up soon!
09-19-2007 05:23 PM
teshannon Denise,
Have you thought about moving off the river. I know the area you are in and as you're finding out you are kind of limited in what you can do.
09-18-2007 11:02 PM
deniseO30
not

going to get anoter boat! only have this one a year! I love it too!

self tending jib wouldn't work in my boat it's only about 12 ft from the headstay to mast.. but you have me thinking!
09-18-2007 10:46 PM
killarney_sailor
Nonsuch?

Have a considered a Nonsuch or at least a boat with a self-tacking jib? I used to beat into my channel and have to tack about every 45 sec - just turn the wheel
09-18-2007 08:18 PM
Giulietta Get a smaller genoa, can you? If you reef, up to some point it will work, but its still a poor situation, not as good as a smaller genoa, say a 125% or even 120%. This sail can be run inside the shrouds for closer gap between the main.

Also if you sail as close to shore as possible profit the eddy currents.
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