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Old 29-05-2013, 10:55   #1
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Sail Inventory w/ Dux rigging

Sailing from Lake Ontario to Caribbean. We might do the Bahamas and island hop the thorny path, OR we might take off from Beaufort and aim for BVI's. Then we'll be hanging out in the Lesser Antilles for a while.

Current Set-up - (its not cruising friendly.......yet.)

- Hughes 35 - IOR 3/4 class type sail plan
- Masthead Sloop
- 150% on roller
- Symmetrical Spinnaker
- 10.27' - E measurement (smallish mainsail)

I'd like to re-rig my boat with Dux, including the headstay. I realize this means i won't be able to use my Harken furler, which i'm perfectly fine with. I also might install an inner-forestay or Solent stay.

I'm looking for suggestions on a sail inventory, with perhaps a code zero thrown in there somewhere.

I've thought about using a structural code-zero on the head stay, with the ability to completely furl the headsail if the wind picks up, then i'd have the ability to hoist a smaller sail on the inner-forestay.....?

I don't have any experience with a continuous line furlers, so excuse my inexperience if that sounds ridiculous.

Would i be able to hoist different sails on the headstay w/ the code-zero and hank-on sails? How would you rig this boat using a Dux headstay?



** I realize i can just keep my current roller furler and rig a wire head-stay, but I'd like to rig the entire boat with dux.
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Old 29-05-2013, 20:43   #2
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Re: Sail Inventory w/ Dux rigging

** I realized I used the term Code-Zero incorrectly, what i mean't was a structural continuous line furler; it might be a bad idea anyways.





either way thanks for all the ideas so far, keep them coming.....
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