Bow tack, yes or no?
I'm considering upgrading "Bola Bola" by moving the jib tack forward to the bow, as seems to be the fashion. Having spoken at Salcombe and the champs to the helms who have done this, the response has been positive. Not so positive from the crews though! My question is - is it worth it?
Stuart Bates 3615
John. We really like it. Using the Jon Turner pump up halyard and large jib has worked really well for us, with nothing but positive comments from the front of the boat...
Hi John Matt Biggs did my conversion last spring I think boat is faster to windward in any wind, but in light is harder to sail with Doing a kite launch on port reach is harder( have to bear off long way to prevent hoist inside jib), and with manual ( not launched poles) cannot put pole on before hoisting kite on starboard as can’t pull kite corner around job luff it jams But I think boat better with forward job tack
It would be interesting to see a few posts on the bow rack mods that have been done recently..! Anyone got anything?
Logan I think I count just under half the top fifteen have moved the forestry forward. Credit where it’s due all the top fifteen are superbly talented sailors, no matter where there forestays are.
As one top helm pointed out to me last season "We've been through this all before, and everyone moved back in the end"
best invention was the parrot perch - lasted at least 3 months
what was a parrot perch?
Go on, do tell, what on earth is/was a parrot perch?
Thought it was little strut at top of job to stop jfib sag
Barnsie, I hardly ever use the mainsheet cleat since it stitched me up at HISC (the year Taxi won) and I do not have a ratchet since the rope jammed in one at an open meeting on the river 8 years ago. I don't see the need for either of these things. How is your mainsheet set up? Do you need a ratchet to help you ? Is your upper body strength fading?