I'm a much better fisherman than I am a sailor, as in I'm a novice
. I recently bought a new fully battened main with 3 reefs
and although I requested it, it did not come with a Cunningham. The previous main had a Cunningham. The boat has been in refit
since I bought it. Going for a 3 week cruise
and sailing lessons
in 10 days.
is the Cunningham is used to move the draft
forward when pointing in higher winds the draft
is pushed aft creating loss of power. If the halyard
is used for the same purpose the twist in the sail may be lost
...closed roach. My advisor tells me that cruisers rarely if ever use the Cunningham.
My common sense tells me that if the wind
is getting strong I would probably reef the main anyway and therefore the Cunningham does not come not play.
Any comments??? How important is the Cunningham? My boat is a Ted Brewer designed Cape North 43; hull
is fin with rudder
on skeg...Brewer bite currently sloop
rigged although can be cutter