42043Re: Chebacco sails
- Feb 13, 2005hehe
Talk to Vincenzo Ciminale. He uses a jib, and a mizzen staysail...
--- In email@example.com, "seagulloutb" <dickburnham1@a...>
> Thinking about the earlier conversation here on the use/design of
> foresails on the Chebacco, I wrote to Fraser Howell up in Nova
> Scotia. Fraser, in my opinion, was a heck of an experimenter with
> jibs and the like on his Chebacco. Here are his comments from a
> private email to me:
> "I think that a spinnaker may be too much for an unstayed wooden
> mast, at
> least in anything greater that 10 kt. I've found that it is easy
> overpower I @ S. Plus who needs it. Chebacco goes like stink offthe
> wind without one. The only time I've been in real difficulty iswith
> much power dead downwind. The jib is problematic. Its good in
> breezes, but with the main up, needs two people to handle if youare
> going to be tacking much. Too many lines to handle alone,especially
> close quarters. I wisker it out no the boathook when running.
> jib and mizzen alone can be handy for trolling or just making
> boats wonder what the heck you are! I had hoped that a jib wouldsell
> upwind performance, but it doesn't. I can tack through 90 degrees,
> am pinching to do so."
> Moreover I contacted Sailrite and got their fix (of course they
> and might not be able to say "not needed" but in any event): add a3'
> bow sprit and then a larger jib is something they'd do (for over$200
> as a kit); or add a 6 to 8' pole for an even larger sail, andthey'd
> come up with an asymmetrical spinnaker. But, given Fraser'scomments
> as well as Phil Bolger's design drawing of the sail plan, I'd notbe
> tempted, at least not for the coming season.
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