73110Re: boomless rig on H21 main
- Jul 25, 2012The issue is how long is foot of mainsail vs placement of rear beam. Look at
the clew of your current sail, where it connects to the boom. A sail designed
for boomless will end just above the rear beam - where does your current H21
For comparison, look at Hobie16, how far behind the rear beam the sail ends.
H16 sailplan needs a boom to have any shape in it.
If you get a new main for H21, and want it boomless, you need to specify it to
be boomless from the start, or it may not work well.
That's why other respondent recommended you to work with a knowledgable
sailmaker like Skip Elliott (I highly recommend Skip from multiple personal
experience), or Calvert (recommend, just no personal experience). They can make
sure the dimension of the "foot" of your of your boomless H21 sail is in the
right place so the clew position, and the sheeting angle, result in good sail
shape, etc. I would also recommend a clew-board traveler if you go boomless.
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