Bluestocking is a 1965, Philip Rhodes designed, Reliant 41 yawl. Some years back I removed the worn out teak
on cored glass deck
, repaired/replaced the core
, and built up a good painted glass surface. The attachment points for the #2 and working jib
sheet blocks were large diamond shaped, let in flush with the teak
, with a heavy bronze screw-in eye, which was replaced by a cap when not in use. I referenced the position of the fittings off the chain plates. I have the original sail plans which shows jibs tacked down at the stem fitting, and hoisted to appropriate heights. My new working jib
, on the furler
, has its head
and tack at lesser, but similar measurements, approx 26 ", than did the original working jib. No sheeting stripe on the new jib, alas. When I draw in the new jib on the sail plan, with the sheeting line 40% up the luff, thru the tack, the sheet block position moves a little further fwd, which I expected it to do. A line, on the deck
plan, from stemhead thru the original fittings indicate a sheeting angle of between 10 and 12 degrees off the centreline. I plan on putting in 48" tracks to allow for a bit of fore and aft adjustment.
Any thoughts on my plan Please.
Have followed ALL the Twing Ring and Padeye discussions, which I know are the thing nowadays, but NOT for this old lady