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|11-07-2007 01:46 PM|
There you go calling it a track again, It is usually called a headfoil or just foil. My Spanish extends to ordering drinks and finding the Bano so you are way ahead of me.
One more important point, head foils come in two sizes, general they take size #6 luff tape however on smaller boats such as a Merit they could have size #5 tape. If so, you need to buy a foil for # 5 tape.
#5 is not very common but if you are ordering on line I would find out for sure what luff tape you have, or if you can what your old foil is.
The Merit is a fun boat that sails well a buddy of mine used to race one.
|11-07-2007 10:23 AM|
|zz4gta||OOOOOHHHH, ok I get it now. I've priced out another Tuff luff track, so I think I'll just replace that and get a feeder. Thanks.|
|11-07-2007 10:12 AM|
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
|11-07-2007 09:49 AM|
zz4gta, it looks like you have 3 options:
1. Replace the Tuff Luff foil.
2. Install a furler.
3. Remove the damaged Tuff Luff and have go to hanked sails.
The first option would be best if you intend to race. The second option would be best if you intend to primarily daysail and cruise. The third option would be the low cost choice if your headsails are shot and need replacing, but may not make sense if you need to have several current sails modified.
|11-07-2007 09:04 AM|
JIm's not saying that they run with two headsails up... although this was done to sail wing-on-wing in the trades...but that having two grooves allows you to hoist a smaller or larger headsail to replace the one that is already hoisted, to better suit the changing wind conditions, before lowering the current headsail. This is important when racing so you don't lose too much boat speed during a headsail change.
If you google for "twistle sail rig" I'm pretty sure you'll find some pictures or drawings of the setup.
|11-07-2007 08:36 AM|
|zz4gta||SEMIJim, I'm not sure I follow how you can run 2 head sails at the same time. Do you have any pictures of this? I'm a little confused.|
|11-06-2007 11:09 PM|
|sailingdog||Not a problem Alecs... just thought you should know what the proper English term for it was.|
|11-06-2007 10:44 PM|
That being said: For God's sake, whatever you do, don't call a block or sheave a "pulley!"
The disadvantage to that system is that, as you drop the headsail, nothing's holding the luff on the boat. More difficult when you're short-handed and have only one person on the foredeck gathering-up the sail.
To change to a "traditional" hanked-on system, he'd have to have hanks installed on all his headsails.
|11-06-2007 09:55 PM|
SD.. I'm sorry my "Marine English" is poor as you can see... I struggle to make myself understood, I'm from Mexico and do my best, but marine parts are tougher...
Just to keep on the original post theme... zz4, if your head sail furler is compromised why just not rig your boat in the original set up?
Just an idea...
|11-06-2007 07:56 PM|
Those are generally called hanks, not shackles.
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