storm sail on a F30 CK?

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Re: storm sail on a F30 CK?

Postby seadago » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:50 pm

Castaway wrote:... we never use the medium one (which my daughter christened the 'sh*tsail')....

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Yep, my thoughts exactly. That's what it is!

But I agree with you. I can lower my wishbone boom sufficiently (which I would do anyway, in a heavy blow, to minimise windage) to avoid interference on any lines from the trysail. It is an elegant solution.

I have one heavy padeye on the coach roof, forward of the forward hatch. I cant install any additional padeye elsewhere as my coachroof is totally covered with solar panels. Gerald, your sail is of a substantial size. I was thinking of something perhaps half the sq footage. As mentioned, just to provide adequate steering and manoeuvrability in a blow and heavy sea. I have a lot of dacron from the recut of from my old double-ply sails. Maybe I can have one made with that material at a reasonable cost, and try it for size. If I can beg borrow or steal one of those sexy trysails, I can also trial that.

Anyway Gents, you contribution much appreciated! Will proceed and report on progress.

Ta!

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Re: storm sail on a F30 CK?

Postby VeloFellow » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:48 pm

I have a storm sail. Designed to be flown in staysail postition from front of cabin tack on a 3 foot tail from mizzen mast halyard. Never flown in significant wind.

Our light air staysail flown from same location in this photo at top of its wind range.
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Re: storm sail on a F30 CK?

Postby seadago » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:46 am

VeloFellow wrote:I have a storm sail. Designed to be flown in staysail postition from front of cabin tack on a 3 foot tail from mizzen mast halyard. Never flown in significant wind.

Our light air staysail flown from same location in this photo at top of its wind range.

Hi Mike
Yep, that's the idea. When you have the opportunity, can I ask you for the dimensions and shape of your storm sail?
Thanks!
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