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by Hans
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Square top main questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2565

Re: Square top main questions

I do now also realize a major difference between the boom and wishbone rig. Just as with the camberspar, the wishbone is not horizontal but goes upward, with the wishbone to the mast, the camberspar to the forestay, creating a triangle in the lower part of the sail. preventing the end of he boom/ sp...
by Hans
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Square top main questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2565

Re: Square top main questions

'I assume the halyard goes through a shackle ("D" shackle?) fixed to the headboard car on the mast track and then it is attached to the headboard with a shackle at the end of the halyard.'. Thats correct. Indeed the square head diminishes ( a bit) the twist, although I can correct that easily with t...
by Hans
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Square top main questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2565

Re: Square top main questions

I also looked at the Anomaly headboard and decided that the price must be anomaly. I have a simple solution I used on my F38 at first and now on the F45. In normal Bermuda sail the headboard is fixed on the top slider or car. I now have just a shackle made on the headboard and run the halyard throug...
by Hans
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Sailmaker recomendations
Replies: 2
Views: 1997

Re: Sailmaker recomendations

I would recommend Thurston Sails in Bristol.
Made some fine sails for my 38 in 2005.
by Hans
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Restoring modified Freedom 45 CC to self-tending jib?
Replies: 12
Views: 4912

Re: Restoring modified Freedom 45 CC to self-tending jib?

I completely agree with Paul regarding the camberspar versus roller furling.In my opinion a freestanding ( flexible) carbon mast is practically incompatible with a roller furling which requires a rigid headstay, esp. when furling under load. Most probable the roller won't function properly when the ...
by Hans
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Flying Jib?
Replies: 1
Views: 1718

Re: Flying Jib?

Looks very good. If you decide to go that way I would very much like to know your experience with it. I now use a jib top reacher, but it's a bit of a hassle to hoist especially while I am getting older. In the article is mentioned that enough tension on the luff is needed, this may be a problem wit...
by Hans
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Odd mainsail shape - advice?
Replies: 16
Views: 6101

Re: Odd mainsail shape - advice?

The simplest way to see whether the battens are responsible for the odd shape is take them out and raise the sail without them.
Then see what shape the sail takes by itself, an overstretched leach will show itself. It will still fall, at least a bit, to leeward.
by Hans
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Odd mainsail shape - advice?
Replies: 16
Views: 6101

Re: Odd mainsail shape - advice?

I am not an expert, but it seems to me that the sail is so old it has lost its shape. The leach is sagging to leeward because it has has been overstretched, the draft is too deep and to much forward. Probably result of sailing with too much wind. It's not the result of inexperience with an unstayed ...
by Hans
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Camber spar too long?
Replies: 10
Views: 4345

Re: Camber spar too long?

John, When I started sailing with Freedom I experienced the same problem, what resolved it on my boat: the forestay was a bit too tight, giving more slack helped. As you can see on the sailplan the luff of the jib isn't straight, it has a bight in it when the jib is raised and sheeted in. In order t...