Stus-List Sail advice - 1, 2 , 3 go

Neil Gallagher njgallagher at optonline.net
Thu May 4 14:37:06 EDT 2017


Dennis,

That was done to a 35-1 in my area, though I don't know how much shorter 
the spreaders were made.  Apparently the PHRF committee was notified, 
but didn't take any action about it.

Neil Gallagher
Weatherly 35-1
Glen Cove, NY


On 5/3/2017 10:56 PM, Dennis C. via CnC-List wrote:
> No problem.  Hack saw, bosun chair and poof! Shorter spreaders.  :)
>
> Seriously, could be a very subtle cheat for one design or PHRF.  The 
> 35-1 class bylaws specify 3' 10.5" for spreader length.  Who would 
> notice a couple inches whacked off?
>
> Dennis C.
>
> On Wed, May 3, 2017 at 9:40 PM, Rick Brass via CnC-List 
> <cnc-list at cnc-list.com <mailto:cnc-list at cnc-list.com>> wrote:
>
>     I really hate to be a nay sayer about anything in Sail magazine,
>     but the last racing headsail I had made (a deck sweeper carbon
>     fiber 155) was designed to be trimmed 4-6" off the upper spreader
>     when hard on the wind -- and the sail maker set the nominal sheet
>     leads for 11 degrees sheeting angle.
>
>     The process shown in the article (7 degrees for a 150 and 10
>     degrees for an 85) is fine for determining the forward and aft
>     positions of the ends of the genoa track, and hence the track
>     length. But your sailmaker will probably have a specific placement
>     for the genoa car within that length of track depending on the
>     shape of the sail and the width of your rig -- among other things.
>
>     Rick Brass
>
>     *Imzadi *C&C 38 mk 2
>
>     *la Belle Aurore *C&C 25 mk1
>
>     Washington, NC
>
>     *From:*CnC-List [mailto:cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com
>     <mailto:cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com>] *On Behalf Of *RANDY via
>     CnC-List
>     *Sent:* Wednesday, May 03, 2017 11:49 AM
>     *To:* cnc-list <cnc-list at cnc-list.com <mailto:cnc-list at cnc-list.com>>
>     *Cc:* RANDY <randy.stafford at comcast.net
>     <mailto:randy.stafford at comcast.net>>; cnc-list
>     <CnC-List at cnc-list.com <mailto:CnC-List at cnc-list.com>>
>     *Subject:* Re: Stus-List Sail advice - 1, 2 , 3 go
>
>     And I'll be measuring and setting sheeting angles a la
>     http://www.sailmagazine.com/racing/regattas/headsail-sheeting/
>     <http://www.sailmagazine.com/racing/regattas/headsail-sheeting/> once
>     I get the time.
>
>     Cheers,
>
>     Randy Stafford
>
>     S/V Grenadine
>
>     C&C 30-1 #7
>
>     Ken Caryl, CO
>
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