Originally Posted by GoingWalkabout
I realize this is an old discussion but it is dealing specifically with my interest, a 560 Lagoon.
I'm interested to know if the rigging
of the 560 is similar to the 450 Lagoon.
The specific reason is that I have heard there are problems with running a Genoa
without a mainsail
because of the stress loads on the 450 mast
. I would like to know if the 560 has the same issue.
Any advise would be appreciated.
I suggest you look at the Lagoon user manuals
. You may find that what you heard is incorrect. Unfortunately I am using a small phone
and do not have the skills to paste a link to the manual I have just read.
It is true that there are some boats (not the 450) in which they warn you not to have FULL genoa at the same time as a main with TWO reefs
. That is different than what you may have been told. Key is that a main with two reefs
can bend the mast a bit the wrong way, and then the shroud
tension generated by the genoa's forward thrust will compress the mast and create additional "P-delta" bending in the mast.
I have never seen a boat designed to give you problems with having only a full genoa up. The common problem is fully-reefed main and full genoa, which is a bad combination to have anyway.
I trust that the manual will deal with your concern. There is a full page dedicated to reefing configurations.
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