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|04-04-2008 02:23 PM|
I own a Hunter cutter with the boomed staysail and love it. I use a yankee cut jib on a furler and a hank on staysail. Tacking my boat is so easy, the jib comes across the staysail stay with no problems what so ever and the self tacking stay sail only requires trimming a single sheet. After sailing my cutter rigged boat, I would never convert it to a sloop. The boat is so much more balanced than my old 30' sloop, plus the sail options it gives you is more versatile than a sloop.
|04-04-2008 01:42 AM|
|04-03-2008 09:33 PM|
Originally Posted by btrayfors View Post
I've been out in 25-35 knots with unreefed staysail only and made 6 knots working to weather in eight foot seas...yet it was a dry (if pitching) ride.
I like the staysail and I like the options cutter-rig gives me. I think you should experiment (perhaps with friends and before the breakables come aboard) in different wind strengths to see exactly what the staysail does for stability and sail power before deciding one way or another what to do with that boom. My experience is that not a lot of sloop owners quite know what to do with it, and yet it's quickly becoming a favourite sail of mine to hoist in both light and heavy airs.
|04-03-2008 01:43 PM|
|christyleigh||TB, Yaaa..... so.... did you save it for me in case I change my mind|
|04-03-2008 01:28 PM|
Yes Stan, the self-tending track on Bremer Speck, the left boat, is what I was referring to.
Here's another view . . . smaller size photo-hard left
|04-03-2008 01:17 PM|
Originally Posted by TrueBlue View Post
PhotoBucket would'nt upload my picture so we'll see what I get from stansail dot com Yup.... that's it way over in the lower left corner. Is that the one ?
|04-03-2008 12:47 PM|
Originally Posted by christyleigh View Post
I would imagine that if the mast collapsed forward, it might pin the boom over the hatch but in that case, you'd have more serious issues.
|04-03-2008 12:14 PM|
Are you familiar with the proprietary stainless steel staysail track commissioned on many Nauticats? The design was actually very simple and unobtrusive.
Mine was removed and I would probably have removed the inner forestay as well, if we decided to keep the boat. Never really used a staysail and the extra forestay always got in the way when tacking the Genoa.
|04-03-2008 11:47 AM|
Originally Posted by CharlieCobra View Post
|04-03-2008 11:29 AM|
|Banshi||I knew an older fella 90+ when I was young 13, who owned a 40+ foot yawl and he had a boom on his jib because he often sailed single handed. I remember him telling me this was the reason he converted it. He had actually converted the entire boat which was built in the 1920's from a gaff rig to the yawl configuration. I've forgotten how many people he told me it took to sail the boat in it's original configuration but it was MANY.|
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