Originally Posted by estarzinger
Did you try moving the sheeting point out to the toe rail?
The boat has a teak
toe rail with no fittings to attach snatch blocks that far forward, I suppose I could have tried to use the D ring usewd for the spinnamker guy, at least that will take the sheet outboard
some. Give it a go next time.
Just looking at some pics on B473 foredeck & toerail and see what you mean - not many attachment points up there. You might be able to lash a snatch block to one of the stanchion bases, if they are strong enough and happen to be in roughly the right place. Running deep the block loads are a lot less than upwind.
We move the jib
sheeting out to the toerail when the wind
goes aft of about 60 or 70 degrees, and you can see a noticable improvement in jib
shape and boat speed. Unfortunately, the designers figure you are hoisting a chute at that point and the builders want to save money
, so neither bother with correct jib sheeting points for sailing at any point other than quite close.
We also have preventer connection points on the toerail, which happen to be at exactly the right point for sheeting our biggest staysail.