Re: Cartoon 40?
- Graeme: Alas, I never did get or use a single luff spinnaker. Always
wanted to, but never got it done. I think if I were, I would get a
polytarp one to try out and see how it worked. So I can't speak to
performance and ease of handling with one. Without the single luff
sail, it handled well, steady on the helm but turning on a dime and
keeping its momentum well in a tack. A paragon.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "graeme19121984" <graeme19121984@y...>
> G'day Gary, thanks for your reply. Very interesting. Did you go for
> the complete single-luff spinnaker rig? If so, how did it perform on
> reach? How did it perform when tacking or gybing?
> Best regards
> --- In email@example.com, "gbship" <gbship@c...> wrote:
> > Graeme: Sorry for the delay in replying; just got back from a two-
> > vacation. First let me correct a mistake in my last post, which
> > written before rereading the SBJ article. The plans in thearticle
> > complete, including mast scantlings (although I eventually went
> > aluminum tube mast when I installed a tabernacle).
> > I did talk to Phil about the design and he suggested a Chebacco
> > be better, but I was stuck on the catboat, and I'm glad I stuck
> > it. He did not specify scantlings, those are left up to the