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Topic Review (Newest First)
10-10-2008 04:49 PM
okawbow The boat in your picture has some roach, or it wouldn't have battens, I think.
10-09-2008 08:33 PM
blt2ski This is where you talk to the sailmaker, and ask. If you have as said, a shallow roach, you can have the SM add enough such that the sail does NOT touch the back stay, added a bit of SA, helping a small amount granted in speed etc. Add a couple of full battens at the top, and you will have a better sailing boat.

I recently got a UK Tapedrive for my boat, I ended up with a main that overlaps by about 2" for 2' or so, a PITA for light winds as mentioned, but last saturday in 30+ knots, not issues.......wait a minute, I had a double reef in, so that was my problem for lack of hitting!

In the end, there is more than one way to skin said issue.

Marty
10-09-2008 08:25 PM
AllThumbs AFAIK it has an adjustaible backstay.
10-09-2008 06:31 PM
eMKay Does that DS 20 even have a backstay? If not, roach it up!

10-09-2008 05:23 PM
zz4gta If you don't race, don't even bother. If you do decide to add roach, add a ton, and crane the backstay. Adding a little, will do little.
10-09-2008 03:50 PM
sailingdog High in protein as well...just remember to cook thoroughly...I hate when they wiggle when you're trying to eat them.
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Too much roach:



Smarter than you think, they can be trained to helm for short periods. If the light is dim, you can mix them into your rice and make believe they are beans.
10-09-2008 03:49 PM
sailingdog I expect this to happen any day now.

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Nahhh..I am my kid's Hero...not yours....(and even that, only until he finds I am a loser )....

Hey, please, man, don't need to thank, really..I do this to keep me busy while away from home..when i am home you rarely see me here..and just making you happy makes my day..I'll drive to my hotel happier tonight..and my walk around the Rock Springs, WY walmart will be the counterclockwise tonight!!!

Remember to release the toping lift next time, ok??
10-09-2008 01:16 AM
bobmcgov Too much roach:



Smarter than you think, they can be trained to helm for short periods. If the light is dim, you can mix them into your rice and make believe they are beans.
10-09-2008 12:26 AM
drlove I would imagine it depends on how much roach. Look at the boat with the boom at the centerline and see how much roach you can add without the sail hitting the backstay. You might be surprised. If it over laps by an inch or so, that is not likely to cause any problems. You (or the sailmaker) can add chafe protection to the batten pockets for any overlap wear.
10-09-2008 12:20 AM
bestfriend Once again, I have to come and bail all you guys out from your lame advice. Thumbs, my friend, this is what will happen to you if you add roach. Don't do it. It will ruin your life.

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