gpeters at deepsky.com
Tue Jun 9 10:38:57 EDT 2009
Anyone have any ideas on trim? All ideas welcome, I'm trying to drive
my 30 Mk1 a bit faster upwind with a new sail.
I have a new 110% I sewed over the winter. It's cut relatively low,
barely clearing the lifelines. 6.5oz dacron, with a sunbrella sun
cover. I put my jib sheet through snatch blocks on the toerail; no
genoa track yet.
When I'm going upwind with it, I get a lot of leech flutter. If I
move the block forward, I can stop the flutter, but now I can't put
much tension on the foot, and I can't point as high. If I try to use
the leechline, I have to put a lot of force into it.
I've tried putting the block 7 holes forward of the cockpit bulkhead
stancheon, and that's I think too far aft; but 4 holes in front of
that is definitely too far forward...
Plan B is: put a garhauer genoa track on this winter.
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