That would be the foresail .i hav'nt used my front sail yet.
Depends on how your boat is rigged. Do you just have a wire/cable from the bow of your boat to the mast? What do the luffs (that would be the edge facing forward when the sail is raised) of your foresails look like? Do they have hanks (clips), or just a kind of raised edge?i got 3 of them. not really sure on how to get it up there?
If you've three, chances are they're three different sizes: A #1, #2, and #3. The #1, the largest, also known as a genoa, or genny, is used in lighter air. The smallest, the #3, also called a jib, is used in the heaviest air. The #2 is used, well, somewhere in the middle . You might also have a #1, #3 and a storm jib, or #4. That last is kind of self-explanatory.or which one?
Would have to know more about your rig, but, in general terms, the tack (bottom front corner) of a foresail is attached to/near the bottom of the forestay, the head (top corner) is attached to the jib halyard, and the jib sheets (two lines that run back to the cockpit) are tied to the clew (bottom back corner)--usually with bowline knots.does the front sail clip on to the halyard?
Define "last?"and where do i attach the last corner?
Two? Did the boat come with a spinnaker? Or does it have a plastic "track" with two grooves in it on the forestay?i got 2 extra line that i can use on the mast.
Ah. Ok: One of those "2 extra" lines is your jib halyard. The other is the spinnaker halyard. If you look carefully at the top of your mast, one of the two halyards should come over its sheave (that's a "pulley" in lubber terms) a bit in front of the mast. That would be the spinnaker halyard. The two lines that run to the front of the boat are used to control the foresail, and they may also be used to control your spinnaker (also called a "spin" or "kite"), depending on the type of kite and how your boat is rigged. On our boat, for example, where we have symetrical spins, there's a separate set of (very long) lines used for the kites.and i got 2 lines on winches that go to the very front of the boat, perhaps for the spinnaker that i also have.
thanks for the input..... i did look after the repair. i stitched it back together and put a tape patch over top of it. seems to be holding up for now!
so i'm a new sailor and all, where would be a good place to check for information on learning how to sail? i recently bought this boat and i'm jumping right into it and learning it! i can now successfully sail with the mainsail and maneuver the vessel in any which way with no no worries of any sort!
i hav'nt used my front sail yet. i got 3 of them. not really sure on how to get it up there? or which one? does the front sail clip on to the halyard? and where do i attach the last corner?
i got 2 extra line that i can use on the mast. and i got 2 lines on winches that go to the very front of the boat, perhaps for the spinnaker that i also have.
any input would be appreciated and awesome