Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-01-2015, 01:11   #31
Registered User
 
Capt Rottnest's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: FN QLD
Boat: Junk rig Schooner
Posts: 209
Re: Junk rigged schooner , Pros , Cons?

Quote:
Originally Posted by TopHat View Post
Capt Rottnest,
I have suffered from "fan ups" due to my inexperience with the rig. but managed to sail many miles until into the relative protection of calm water to fix the situation.

Do you think a light line tied to the aft of say the third top batten, then led down pass the back end of each batten, through a block at the end of the boom, then along the bottom of the boom to the mast, down onto the cabin top & back to a cleat at the cockpit would solve this problem, the line could be made fast once reefing or raising sail is done?

cheers
There is a preventer solution suggested on the JRA forum, as you described it. I don't like adding another line though. The four for each sail is enough for me. But fan ups only happen with reefed rigs and while hard gybing (which is letting it go and backwinding stops it). Short gybing, hauling in the sheet hard as she goes around, solves the problem anyway. Just be attentive in a blow, when very windy, some people tack instead. We still short gybe because by then the sails are so deeply reefed they are still easy to handle.
__________________

__________________
Cruising a junk blog
Capt Rottnest is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
junk rig

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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Junk Rigged Schooner Sails Bobalong Classifieds Archive 0 07-05-2014 07:53
Junk-Rigged and Doing the NW Passage avb3 Cruising News & Events 8 17-09-2011 11:13
Junk rigged SPRAY BATAAN Monohull Sailboats 5 04-04-2011 10:53



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:16.


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.