{Stus-List} trimming...

kwalters at speakeasy.net kwalters at speakeasy.net
Tue Jun 9 13:41:10 EDT 2009

If the luff breaks evenly and the only way to stop the flutter is tension the leech line to the point the 
leech starts to cup to windward(which is not good) I suspect the sail cut is the source of the problem. I 
wonder if insufficient head stay tension could contribute to leech flutter? Probably not the more I think 
about it. When the 135% on my 33-1 does this I use just enough leech line to stop it, at which point the 
leech is a little more cupped than I would like. This usually happens to me on a broad/beam reach, but I am 
still going fast so I don't worry about it too much.

On Tue Jun  9 11:57 , 'Ronald B. Frerker' <rbfrerker at yahoo.com> sent:

>I wouldn't use the sheet lead to effect change in leech flutter.
>The sheet lead should be adjusted so the luff breaks evenly from head to tack.  The leech line should be 
used to adjust flutter.
>Could you have cut the jib too full?
>Wild Cheri
>--- On Tue, 6/9/09, Gavin Peters gpeters at deepsky.com> wrote:
>> From: Gavin Peters gpeters at deepsky.com>
>> Subject: {Stus-List} trimming...
>> To: cnc-list at cnc-list.com
>> Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 9:38 AM
>> 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...
>> Ideas?  
>> Plan B is: put a garhauer genoa track on this winter.
>> - Gavin
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