Hi, I'm putting up the cutter
rig on my Adams
35 and reading up on the sail plans for cutters. I presently have a genoa
(150% or so) as the head
sail so, given all the warnings about tacking an enormous headsail through a tiny slot..it's going to go.
Most of the stuff I've read says the foresail should be a high cut Yankee. Yankees are rare in the second hand sail market so, has anyone had any success with lower cut jibs as a foresail on a cutter
rig, for example the clew being about 1 meter off the deck
My inner forestay rig has a boom and is self tacking.
oh, an while I've got you, any ideas of the tension you need to put in the running backstays
e.g. 100's of kg or 1000's of kgs?