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Topic Review (Newest First)
08-10-2012 01:10 PM
PaulinVictoria
Re: pointing

No he doesn't, the C&C24 doesn't have one (although many people retrofitted them). It uses snatchblocks attached to the perforated toerail.
08-10-2012 12:46 PM
peterchech
Re: pointing

Yeah, and I assume it's the standard fin keel, not the "reaching keel" that some of the c&c's have?

There is a great tutorial here somewhere on sailnet on pointing higher. Also get the book from North called "sail trim" it is excellent and covers all the bases for getting the boat to point well. Nothing more frustrating on the race course than getting passed by a boat going higher and faster that's for sure...
08-10-2012 11:06 AM
jsaronson
Re: pointing

Don't you have a track and moveable block for the jib sheet to run through? A photo of your set up would help.
08-10-2012 11:04 AM
john shaw
Re: pointing

sorry not toeblock snatchblock lol
08-10-2012 11:02 AM
john shaw
Re: pointing

i am going out today to run some tests with the toe block at differing locations ..not sure of the distance at this moment
08-10-2012 12:25 AM
PaulinVictoria
Re: pointing

It's probably the toerail/snatchblock arrangement that's causing it, you can't sheet the genoa in enough with it.
How far is the genoa from the spreaders when sheeting in as tight as you can?
08-09-2012 07:43 PM
john shaw
Re: pointing

i have snatchblocks on the toerail
08-09-2012 07:35 PM
john shaw
Re: pointing

i race with a 135
08-09-2012 07:33 PM
john shaw
Re: pointing

new jib and main...I wonder if the position of the cars is important
08-09-2012 01:30 PM
chuck53
Re: pointing

What kind of keel do you have? I've got a Catalina with a wing and I understand that the fin keel will make it point better.
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