Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 24-12-2013, 07:51   #1
Registered User
 
OldFrog75's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Boat: Club Sailor; various
Posts: 922
Two clutch mainsheet?

Went out on a Jeanneau 33i the other day. Didn't have a traveler and it's mainsheet runs through two clutches; one on either side of the companionway.

What is the purpose of rigging the mainsheet this way and what is most efficient way to use it?
__________________

__________________
OldFrog75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-12-2013, 08:55   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
Blue Stocking's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: St. Georges, Bda
Boat: Rhodes Reliant 41ft
Posts: 4,117
Re: Two clutch mainsheet?

Mainsheet or boom brake ?
Clutches could certainly substitute for cleats on a double-ended mainsheet, but could not be cast off as quickly if needed.
__________________

__________________
so many projects--so little time !!
Blue Stocking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-12-2013, 09:06   #3
Registered User
 
OldFrog75's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Boat: Club Sailor; various
Posts: 922
Re: Two clutch mainsheet?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blue Stocking View Post
Mainsheet or boom brake ?
Clutches could certainly substitute for cleats on a double-ended mainsheet, but could not be cast off as quickly if needed.
Double ended mainsheet with each end running through a clutch. What is the purpose and most efficient way to trim it?
__________________
OldFrog75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-12-2013, 09:07   #4
Registered User
 
Delancey's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Miami, FL
Boat: sunk by irma
Posts: 3,466
Re: Two clutch mainsheet?

Quote:
Originally Posted by OldFrog75 View Post
Didn't have a traveler
How was the mainsheet attached to the boat? A single point?
__________________
Delancey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-12-2013, 09:17   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,172
Images: 15
Re: Two clutch mainsheet?

Do a search for "Catana mainsheet" or "Leneman delta V" this is old news on multihulls.

I have a Catana. One trims the windward side for angle of attack (like a traveler), and the lee side for camber. It is simpler than the traveler, but you do lose some fine trim especially on downwind. Another plus is that the sheet effectively acts as a boom brake/preventer
__________________
tamicatana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-12-2013, 09:21   #6
Registered User
 
OldFrog75's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Boat: Club Sailor; various
Posts: 922
Re: Two clutch mainsheet?

Quote:
Originally Posted by tamicatana View Post
Do a search for "Catana mainsheet" or "Leneman delta V" this is old news on multihulls.

I have a Catana. One trims the windward side for angle of attack (like a traveler), and the lee side for camber. It is simpler than the traveler, but you do lose some fine trim especially on downwind. Another plus is that the sheet effectively acts as a boom brake/preventer
Ahhh. Thanks for that.
__________________

__________________
OldFrog75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
clutch

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:26.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.