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Old 30-12-2012, 11:14   #1
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Twin Foresails "A Fock"??

Hi All and Merry Christmas.

I am looking at a boat. Its a Jeanneau 45DS 2008.

It has twin foresails in a configuration I am not familiar with.

Both are connected right at the bow. One is a jib and the other is described to me as a "Fock"...

The boat is in Croatia and I am in UK. There is something of an language barrier with the vendor...

Im assuming the 2nd foresail is just a larger genoa?

Any thoughts on this and on the setup? The jib could be used normally. The "Fock" which is in the front ( only seperated by about 10 inches looks the larger sail.

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Old 30-12-2012, 11:19   #2
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Re: Twin Foresails "A Fock"??

I think they're just focking with you. Lol, sorry, couldn't help it! Maybe a code zero on a furler?
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LOL... It had occured to me :-)
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Re: Twin Foresails "A Fock"??

I think is a solent rig, good for downwind stuff, not really good going to weather
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Re: Twin Foresails "A Fock"??

As the previous poster said, this is called a Solent Rig. I had one on a Saga 43. The foresail was a 135% genoa that was used off of the wind. If you ever had to tack it, you first rolled it up then unfurled it.

The inner sail was a flat cut 100% jib that on that boat was self tacking and was only used going to weather. Both sails were never used at the same time.

I think that this rig is great for cruisers. It has almost all of the benefits of a cutter rig but with none of the drawbacks.

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Re: Twin Foresails "A Fock"??

A fock is a jib. Probably a Dutch or a German seller.

When there are two fore sails then the small one is often referred to as the fock while the bigger will often be called the genoa, REGARDLESS of what the sails actually are like and do.

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Re: Twin Foresails "A Fock"??

A fock is a German's word for a jib - means you have two jibs !
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Re: Twin Foresails "A Fock"??

Thank you. This is pretty much what I had assumed. There would certainly be no tacking the forward of the two sails. It strikes me as a fairly useful setup. Certainly not a reason to back away from the boat.

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