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Old 26-01-2014, 20:32   #1
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Tri sail for ZSPAR in-mast furler

Hi, I'm heading across the Atlatic in May with the ARC Europe rally. A requirement is that I need a tri sail. Has any one rigged a tri sail onto a ZSPAR in mast furling mast. There is a slot in the mast for a sail to be attached. I'd be interested in any tips or tricks. Thanks.
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Old 26-01-2014, 20:50   #2
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Re: Tri sail for ZSPAR in-mast furler

I doubt you have a dedicated track slot for a trysail, but hell maybe im wrong, a pic could be nice... normally tracks for trysails have a curvature at deck level and the top end close the 1 spreader or between 1 and 2 , but if the groove in your mast have this curvature and the spar section is thick enough i dont see any problem for you to hoist a trysail, ask a sailmaker if you dont have the trysail onboard.
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Old 26-01-2014, 23:20   #3
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Re: Tri sail for ZSPAR in-mast furler

Your absolutely right Neil. Its not a dedicated slot for a tri sail but rather just a general slot. It will definitely take a tri but I just wanted to see if anyone had done anything clever with this particular mast. It is a common mast so plenty of others will have been before me. Cheers.
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Re: Tri sail for ZSPAR in-mast furler

one reason we do not do arcs -- we sailed across last may and yea we had a bit of wind on 2 occassions of 72 hrs each - 25-30+k - we just really reefed the main way way down along with the jib and balanced this out -
the boat really wanted to run but we had to slow her down as she was pounding quite a bit -
we slowed her a bit to stop the pounding but kept speed enough to make time and not fall off the waves

i am not a good or even fair sailor so no idea why you would need a tri sail - can some help me on it's value
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