Originally Posted by guyrj33
1. Since you're not going to be changing the size of this sail (no reefing), the needed adjustment range for the sheet angle will likely be fairly small.
2. If your sheet turning bock was located in a position that set the sheet angle just a bit shallow of the shallow end of the angle adjustment range it would keep the 'twing' range small also. Does that sound right?
3. It does mean mounting a sheet block further forward than the aft position you mentioned. Another advantage in reducing the angle induced by the twing is less tension will be required on the twing line. Also their will be less friction on the sheet running through the ring if the angle is shallower.
4. A short piece of track and and an adjustable car would also work
1. There is actually a pretty sizeable range because the jib
can be mounted on the solent or on the Roller Furler
during spring and fall.
2. Yes, I could mount a block appropriately located in the deck further forward (maybe even with a track) and use the lead adjustments to change the angle. (#4) I am trying to avoid more track in the deck however (tripping hazard).
3. Yes, less force would be needed due to the better lessened change of angle.