We used an asymetrical w/sock we bought from CDI
. Depending on the width of your cat there are several options.
1) set it up with a pole like a mono and fly it, ok but usually takes 2 people and can be more work to deploy and retrieve.
2) No pole and fly with a fixed tack. Less work with out the pole but the sail is fixed and can be more difficult to trim or adajust with large changes in the wind
3) and this is the method we use.
a) No pole
b) made a double block and tackle with a point in the center to attach the sail tack.
c) mount the block and tack on either bow and attach the sail.
The block and tackle allows you to move the sail tack from side to side to allow for easy positioning of the sail. We can sail from dead down wind
up to a beam reach just by pulling or releasing the line on one side of the B&T and then drawing the other up to set the sail. this is done uder sail and is a great way for one to trim.
It is also very easy to retrieve. Drop the sock and it is down on the deck
. Sometimes I will relaease the blocks and bag it all without detaching the sails
It may be difficult to picture with my description, if so let me know and i can provide a quick drawing.