Just bought a 37 cutter
, Hunter Cherubini
. Happy with the boat
, but already I'm thinking about how and what to do when sailing downwind. (we actually find we're often sailing downwind - though maybe not ddw - even in inter-coastal NE US).
I already have a roller furler
on the boat
that is in great condition, so it seems like my options are:
1) Get a large genoa
+ pole (making the boat into a "Slutter" rig)
2) Get a Assymetric/Cruising Chute
Personally I'm leaning towards 1, partly because of my inexperience with spinnakers and my experience with large genoas and whisker-poles, and it also seems the more versatile approach, though probably more costly?
Also, gets me a new jib
out of the deal. Current
is a yankee.
How do the more experienced among us feel the cutter
rig would behave with a partly-furled genoa
and headsail+main? May be a question only truly answered by trying it out.
Other options? Would love to hear them!
And yes, more experience with the boat is needed before I really make a decision