SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related) > Righting capabilities CB
 Not a Member? 

Thread: Righting capabilities CB Reply to Thread

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

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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


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)
05-09-2004 04:57 PM
Righting capabilities CB

The Tartan 37 rig was heavily influenced by the then popular IOR racing rule. As a result it carries a sail plan that has a small very high aspect ratio main sail and depends on very large headsails in light to moderate winds. That is backwards of the current thinking towards larger mainsails, fractional rigs and smaller bearly overlapping headsails for short handed offshore designs.

When you have a rig that depends on larhe headsails for lighter to moderate conditions, you end up either carrying a larger sail inventory to deal with the full range of sailing conditions or else resorting to adding a removeable jibstay and staysail, or else motoring more than is ideal at the lower end of the wind range and being overpowered at the upper end.

Modern fractional rigs are easy to depower rather than reef and their headsails work well through a wider range of windspeeds. When it comes time to reef they shorten down to very snug masthead rig with a sail the size of a staysail already flying.

05-09-2004 08:59 AM
Righting capabilities CB

This next question is getting a little off topic then but what would one look for in a good shorthanded offshore sail plan?
05-09-2004 03:44 AM
Righting capabilities CB

Tartan 37''s are generally considered to be self-righting, but I have found them to be a little tender and very rolly at deep reaching and downwind sailing angles. That is a motion that I really do not like and so for myself would not consider them good offshore boats (I personally do not like rolly boats) although for many people these have used these boats offshore with reasonably good success. I also consider their sail plan to be a real pain in the butt for short handed cruising.

05-08-2004 04:38 PM
Righting capabilities CB

What about the Tartan 37?
05-08-2004 11:30 AM
Righting capabilities CB

It really depends on the specific boat. Boats like the Brewer 12.8, Bristol 41.1, Hood 38, Tartan 34 for example, are fully ballasted boats that should have goodf offshore capabilities. Boats like a Macgregor 26, Catalina 22, San Juan 21 which are swing keel boats, generally lack the kind of reserve stability that I would want if I were going offshore.

05-08-2004 10:59 AM
Righting capabilities CB

What are the righting capabilities of CB boats. Who here would hesitate to take a boat with a CB accross an ocean? Why?

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 11:28 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) LLC 2000-2012

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