Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-04-2009, 13:10   #61
Do… or do not
 
s/v Jedi's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: in paradise
Boat: Sundeer 64
Posts: 9,198
Both mizzen and main mast have their windward runner set. When you enlarge the photo you can clearly see the main runner... it goes all the way to the masthead.

The leeward runners aren't removed. They have a small control line with which you can pull them forward and out of the way. The control lines go into small cam cleats like used for jib-sheets on small dinghies.

As the asymmetric spinnaker is... well, asymmetric, the windward runner isn't in it's way while reaching. There's a nifty way of attaching the clew: it has two small block & tackles that connect to pad-eyes on each side of the deck... like a double main sheet on some boats (cats) without vangs. With these, you can control the clew, moving it sideways to that the spinnaker stays clear from the runner. This is how cat's do it too, you have the beam of the boat to work with.

Edit: we can't run downwind, we have to gybe downwind because of the aft swept spreaders. We have only one option for a dead run downwind and that is a huge symmetric spinnaker for the main. It has to be the only sail up for a run.

The bowsprit isn't articulating but a clew-line is used to control height of the clew. Beowulf takes it a step further as she can move the bowsprit to windward.

ciao!
Nick.
__________________

__________________
s/v Jedi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-04-2017, 10:41   #62
Registered User
 
Make It So's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Montenegro
Posts: 1
Send a message via Skype™ to Make It So
Re: Ketch rig - utilizing its full potential

Quote:
Originally Posted by Christian Van H View Post
Jeez Jedi! Sundeer owners are always so damn TECHNICAL! It comes from memorizing their bible, The Offshore Cruising Encyclopedia! (wait, I memorized that too...) As for the Triatic stay...EVERYONE knows its main purpose is to drag down the good stick should the other fail for any reason! I can say this, because I have one too!

I really like your advice on testing trim with the autopilot. Dashew would be proud!!!
Christian: My first post, ever, I have to say you are hilarious in a knowledgeable and helpful way!

I am sure I am joined by others in saying Thank You...

David
__________________

__________________
Make It So is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ketch

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
Aft Mast Ketch Rig tallboy Multihull Sailboats 37 24-10-2016 09:04
V-42 - Ketch Rig.. opinions? neelie Monohull Sailboats 0 06-05-2008 06:12
potential liveaboards? sneuman Liveaboard's Forum 12 11-04-2007 22:19
potential warning, maybe? Canibul Marine Electronics 4 19-10-2006 12:09



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 00:56.


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.