Been thinking of a bowsprit as well. Intend re-crossing the pond next year to the Caribbean
and then the Pacific 2 -3 years after that and they both have a lot of down wind
Requires a big bit of cloth out the front. Bugger, more money
Soooooo, what is best investment?
Would rather put money
into a decent chute than a bowsprit so we are seriously considering the Parasail.
Also works for beam reaching. Mind you, we fortunately have two tracks on the forestay and I didn't throw out our old gennie, so can run two gennies for straight down wind