Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 21-08-2014, 08:20   #31
Eternal Member
monte's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Australia
Boat: Lagoon 400
Posts: 3,650
Images: 1
Re: Cruising Cat Sail Trim

Maybe David. Did you take a look at twisters settings in the first post? They also have a lot of traveller to windward. Drop us a mail if you have any questions regarding La Rochelle etc.

monte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-08-2014, 08:37   #32
Registered User
StarryHorizons's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: USA
Boat: Fountaine Pajot Helia
Posts: 158
Re: Cruising Cat Sail Trim

When I first started sailing big cats, I used a lot of traveller to windward as well, but after talking to others and letting the traveller out to leeward, I noticed that I was able to get the leech telltales to fly correctly much more consistently.

I'll send you a PM with some questions about La Rochelle.

StarryHorizons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-08-2014, 16:42   #33
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 186
Re: Cruising Cat Sail Trim

It's pretty simple when it comes to sail trim. Sheets are for adjusting angle of attack, travelers, vangs, barber haulers, and jib tracks, are for controlling twist.
For the mainsail, personally I prefer vangs and no traveler for simplicity and automatic twist control at any angle. Most travelers on production cats are not long (wide) enough to offer good twist control for much more than a close reach.

For jibs, it would be a self tacker with a curved track going rail to rail, a Camber Spar, or a Hoyt boom, again for automatic twist control at any angle ( including dead downwind with the Camber spar and Hoyt boom) . Most jib tracks are only effective for upwind or maybe a close reach, you can cheat a bit by bumping leads forward, but you pretty much need a barber hauler as soon as you crack off from upwind.

Another possibility would be to have an athwart ships tracks on the cabin top for the jib, to let the lead outboard just like a main traveler, though it would be limited by the width of the cabin top it would still offer a lot more twist control than normal fore and aft tracks.

pbr is offline   Reply With Quote

cruising, sail

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
Proper sail trim vs. points of sail for a cat? marvinmartian Multihull Sailboats 20 29-10-2013 13:10
Finer Points of Sail Trim for the Cruiser... sneuman Seamanship & Boat Handling 73 13-03-2010 19:44
Steering with Sail Trim DBboat Seamanship & Boat Handling 11 12-01-2010 15:44
Sail Trim Tutorials GordMay Seamanship & Boat Handling 0 02-05-2007 02:17
Sail Trim Help GordMay The Library 0 22-02-2005 03:22

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:25.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.