SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Skills and Seamanship > Seamanship & Navigation > Clueless
 Not a Member? 

Seamanship & Navigation Forum devoted to seamanship and navigation topics, including paper and electronic charting tools.


Thread: Clueless Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

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:

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.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
06-14-2007 10:32 AM
RichH
The most import thing is .....

that no matter where you put it either at the top or bottom just be sure that the top swivel on the foil is nearly *all the way to the very top of the foil*. This will prevent the top swivel from 'binding' and having the halyrad override and possibly wrap the top swivel. Look at your furler manual for top-swivel-to-halyard *lead angle*'.

For best sail efficiency put the pendant at the top as a jib thats closer to or just touching on the deck is VASTLY more aerodynamically efficient. If you want visability then put it on the bottom.
If you want to see AND have the jib as a 'deck sweeper' ... have a sailmaker install a clear vinyl window in the genoa.
06-13-2007 09:56 AM
Valiente I have a furler for the first time this season, and it goes at the bottom. No pennant would be present generally only on a racing sail that hugged the deck on the foot. A cruising Yankee jib would want all the area as high as it could generally, along with the increased visibility a "gap" forward brings to the cruiser who doesn't generally have a bowman to look for boats forward.
06-10-2007 12:37 AM
wumhenry OK, thanks, I'll change it.
06-08-2007 08:45 PM
sailingdog I would put it on the bottom... since that will give you more room to see with the sail completely unfurled. It would also put the sail higher up and make it easier to clear the pulpit and such. Also, the wind is generally stronger higher up... so it'll make the sail minimally more effective.
06-08-2007 08:37 PM
camaraderie I'd think it makes more sense at the tack...you get a full hoist on the genny to cover the airflow over the entire main AND you can see better underneath the genny in traffic.
06-08-2007 06:02 PM
wumhenry
Clueless

Most of my sailing experience is with catboats 'thout roller reefing, headsails, shrouds, and such-like things. Last summer I bought a Bristol 29.9 with a Hood headsail roll-reefer/furler. There's a wire-cable pennant 2-3 feet long that, last season, was shackeled either between the furler's top-swivel and the head of the genoa or between the tack and the furler drum -- I forget which. Where would it make the most sense to put it: top or bottom? (For starters, I put it on top, and the tack clears the pulpit.)

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:35 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.