Originally Posted by islandplanet
I've skippered 13 of my own boats, taught people how to sail, run day charter
boats, and run Island Planet Sails
for the past 7 years. I've sailed a lot of boats with full battens and a lot of boats without. I've always preferred a 2+2 or 2+3 arrangement except on the catamarans and boats with freestanding rigs like my Freedom 39.
I have a square head
fully battened loose footed factory supplied main on my cruising cat but after years of sailing monos with more conventional sails
I am struggling with traveller position / sheet & luff tension to get the best out of the main on various points of sailing / motor
sailing and also wondering if addition of a cunningham would help.
Anybody got any advice or can point me to any articles? I can't find anything printed that is up to date with the current
trend in cat sails.