The Rigging Guide now contains photos of the mainsheet arrangement favoured by the Leneys on Carbon Footprint. Steve and Gill might like to add a comment about some of the particular advantages/features of the system. Photos are courtesy of Tim Boswijk.
No don't get a life, who would post all these helpful photos for us!! We all apreciate your time Alistair.
I liked their sheeting system so much, I changed mine, with a few added modifications to make the boom come more easily to the centre line of the boat with a split tail mainsheet.
Hi Tim, I like the look of it as well, my crews always moan about having a centre mainsheet on their backs in light airs. What mods did you make to the arrangement to get good centrelining? Do you have to adjust it accomodate raking ? Got any pics you could forward ? Thanks in advance ATB Rick
Hello can I please ask:
Neat. The elastic connecting the ends of the split tail is a simple solution to a problem which plagued my experiments with this system, the sheet tail catching on the corner of the transom.
Thanks Alistair for doing that, and the other photos you've worked on.
I do like the idea of not having a traveller or hoop to worry about on every tack! It would also save me a fortune in traveller rope.
I have a modified version of this.
I have tried 12 different systems of main sheet including split mains over the past 10 or 12 years and have com to the conclusion that if you set the strop height at the rear to a point with the masy upright ie maximum power conditions, the rest takes care oif itself. ie as you rake, you sail with the boom further to the quarter anyway and this works perfectly for me, The ball on the top of the strop helps reduce yhe twist generated by the main sheet affecting the centering, Lengths of tiller extension, tiller and take off point on boom are all critical other wise you get in a right mess. Gybing handle is also very necessary.
Looking at converting Business as Usual to split bridle (sorry Alex, just can't stop myself fiddling with the old girl!) - anyone know how much mainsheet to buy? Marlow gemini is £5.45 a metre, so it is an expensive thing to get wrong!!
sheeting with a rear (split tailed) bridle would be made considerable easier if we were allowed to sheet directly from the boom similar to skiff sailors via a ratchet block (on the boom)- not allowed under the current class rules.
I don't see anything in the rules about how the main (or any other sail) is sheeted?
I have just read the class rules following the link on this site and can find no mention of any sheeting arrangement regulations or restrictions which would prevent "off the boom sheeting". Am I missing something please?
So have I and neither can I!
Andy - will measure the old one in the boot of the car for you.
Save yourself some cash and use some 3mm dyneema for the bridle and stuff it up the inside of one of the hollow cored dyneema/poly mix mainsheets for a couple of feet, stitch at the ends, and in a couple of other spots, and whip the end of the mainsheet.
Hmmm I was lead to believe it was a rule, I'll have a look and get back to you...
You're right.... there is no mention of it.
where are the photos in the rigging guide?
I always though it was illegal to spray your hull / foils with the "super slippery" teflon/ptfe type sprays but have seen several people doing this.
IYRU - Rule 53
I do believe After Hours had a teflon coat on it's first sail at Salc.
Andy Hay - 3626 Business as Usual
All very interesting, but how much mainsheet should I get?
Now builders have mended garage door, will measure in morning and get back to you
overall lengh including the strops 9m, strops 1.5m, so 7.5 plus 1.5m
Chris B (3062)
John, have emailed you - not sure if received?