Camberspar storage

Camberspar storage

Postby Belanich » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:22 pm

I store my camberspar with the sail furled on top and the curve facing upward. I have my sailmaker sew in a strap with a ring on top so that I can attach my jib halyard to relieve some of the load off the topping lift and to prevent it swaying side to side. However, I have seen others with the curve down. Is there a correct way? Are the other better ways to store the camberspar?
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Re: Camberspar storage

Postby rmraz » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:09 am

I was wondering about this as well. As new owners of a Pedrick F 35 we are just learning the boat. I have been raising the topping lift up to keep the camberspar from hitting the mast. It curves to one side with the sail flaked on top.
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Re: Camberspar storage

Postby bobr » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:33 pm

Hi Guys,

I also have a Pedrick 35, for the past 4 seasons.

I use a tip that Dwight Escalara gave me when he surveyed my boat, and if you search here I think you may find his explanation of it.
Basically, forget about the topping lift (mine is tied off at the bow pulpit).

For storage, clip the jib halyard to the end of the camberspar and hoist it high enough so that the sail cover will be off the deck, and flake sail on top of spar. I find it easier to do with the curve angled downwards.

The real beauty of Dwight's method is dropping the jib. Head in to the wind, sheet it in amidships, and let the halyard go. The weight of the spar will bring the sail all the way down to the deck, or nearly so, even if it is blowing a bit.

Hope this helps.
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