37207Re: How much sail lead in a micro?
- Jul 2, 2004Seems to me that's a good suggestion...adding another set of reef points to give another
reefing option for the conditions. I haven't suffered from too much weather helm with my
Long Micro (which has a similar rig). I keep the mizzen snotter quite tight so that I can
sheet in the mizzen a bit harder than the mainsail.
Wouldn't moving the mainsail forward increase (not decrease) weather helm? The more
lead the more weather helm, right? Or maybe I have this reversed. Just curious, thanks.
Hope that helps,
Long Micro pages: http://www.znw.com/homepage/zephyr.htm
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Peter Lenihan" <peterlenihan@h...> wrote:
> Another thought; do you have two reef points or just the one shown
> on the original Micro sail plan? I had a second one put in about
> half way between the foot of the sail and the first(only) reef
> points shown on the original plans.
> I did this since I found that the original reefed main was only
> slightly larger then the mizzen in area and just about left the boat
> dead in the water in winds between 15 and about 25 knots.Putting in
> that second set of reef points allowed me to have better control
> over the amount of de-powering of the rig without going straight
> into full gale mode :-)
> Peter Lenihan
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