I had Idora out yesterday and did a bit of beating. She is a ketch
rig Ingrid. I am interested in the opinion of the group on what is the correct amont of sag in the forstay when close hauled. Judging by the amount of weather helm
(very litttle) I think I have the correct amount of main mast
rake and fore and aft bend (by sight).
I have heard that slacking the forestay slightly will aid cutter
rigs to windward. Would this be true of a ketch
as well? ( I do sail her with mizzen stowed to windward.) Obviously a full keel
ketch rig will not point like a sloop
(no worries). When I get her up to the mid 30 degrees apparent wind
I am loosing power and getting a little main mast
pumping that is induced by the roller furling jib
oscillating under load. Curious what the group advises by way of adjustments to optimize the peformance of the rig. Also it looks as if the jib
cars are properly placed.