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Forum: Racing   10-09-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 22,889
Posted By ronbrockman
Mast Rake

Could someone help me understand mast rake, and how it effects the boat? Would to much rake effect the pointing abilty? I,am I nuts or just confused? Thanks, Ron
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-01-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By ronbrockman
Crosscut or Radial

I,am in the procces of buying a new genoa, for our 27'' sloop & am looking 150% furling sail. The question is, is it worth it to spend an extra 150$ for a radial sail over a crosscut sail? The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-24-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By ronbrockman
Bottom stripping

Thanks for your help. Now I have a starting point. Ron
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-21-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By ronbrockman
Bottom stripping

We own an older boat that seems to be in good shape. Below water line has big build up of bottom paint. I would like to use a stripper, but, can I damage the gel coat - fiberglass? I really like this...
Forum: Racing   10-18-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 4,100
Posted By ronbrockman
Main Sail Battens

Thanks Jeff, Some where I picked up on that longer batten thing and wondered why I hadn''t seen it used. Now I know.
Forum: Racing   10-18-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 4,100
Posted By ronbrockman
Main Sail Battens

Do full battens have an advantage over the 2+2 configeration that everyone seems to be using now?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-08-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 1,865
Posted By ronbrockman
Roller furling

Is there a preformace advantage to a main sail with full length battens over a main with a 2+2 batten setup?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-25-2001
Replies: 0
Views: 2,326
Posted By ronbrockman
sail size to boat size

Our boat is a 27'' Sun. This boat could be compared to a 27'' C&C, diminchens & PERF. Hull speed is rated at 6.4 kn. & now the ? What would the maxamin sized head sail needed to drive the boat at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-14-2000
Replies: 5
Views: 1,137
Posted By ronbrockman
Mainsails

Does this meane that removing the foot for the boom slot & reattaching to the clew, the sail could be used as a foot loose? It seems the sail shape would not be correct. Does this make sence, or am I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-14-2000
Replies: 5
Views: 1,137
Posted By ronbrockman
Mainsails

Does this meane that removing the foot for the boom slot & reattaching to the clew, the sail could be used as a foot loose? It seems the sail shape would not be correct. Does this make sence, or am I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-07-2000
Replies: 5
Views: 1,137
Posted By ronbrockman
Mainsails

My mainsail is about used up. Ive been checking out new one,s and am wondering about foot loose mains. Has anyone had experience with this type sail? What are advantages/disadvantages? Thanks
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