Originally Posted by sailorsam57
i think my boat is actually a yachtcraft 34 it's identical to the islander but was sold in kit form. it seems the original owner installed the traveler on the coach top. i'm not opposed to relocating it back to the designed location. I really need to get some pics and measurements for the genoa track placement though. i've seen some 34's with the tracks just inboard of the stantions and others inboard against the cabin. i'm not sure if one is correct or if the placement was for upwind performance etc. if someone could advise me on the correct rig i'd really appreciate it.
I have the yachtcraft version also. On mine, the Genoa track begins a foot behind the aft lower shroud
and extends to within a foot of the sheet winch
. Mine runs on the top of the wood cap rail, which limits how close I can point by maybe 5 degrees or so. Being in the SF bay
area, I mainly use a 100% working jib
. I have a 150, but I've never used it underway here.