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Old 15-11-2016, 16:00   #1
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Gozzard 37 sail plan queston

I was just reading up on the Gozzard 37 and while reading the specs I came accross this sentence:

" To simplify things further, the typical mainsail traveler has been eliminated; instead the mainsail leach control is maintained with the use of the solid boom vang with a cascade purchase system which is lead aft into the cockpit. With the extremely wide chain plate, the slots can be more open reducing back winding and the need to centerline the boom while sailing
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I can usually follow along pretty good, but they lost me here. Can someone tell me in layman terms what this means? Particularly the last part about the chainplates and backwinding. I use my traveller alot, so just wondering how Gozzard gets around it.

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Old 15-11-2016, 16:46   #2
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Re: Gozzard 37 sail plan queston

I think they're justifying the removal of the traveler by saying you can't pull the headsail in close enough due to the shroud base being wide to cause you to need to move the sheeting point to weather. Beyond that they're saying that with the rigid vang you can ease the sheet without opening the leach.


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Re: Gozzard 37 sail plan queston

I think it means something like this... The chainplates on the deck edge limit the sheeting angle on the genoa. In simple terms this means she doesn't point to windward real well, so no need to crank the main right in towards the centerline, or windward sheet it with the traveller.
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Old 15-11-2016, 17:14   #4
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Riiiiiiight! That makes sense. Thanks.
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I think it means something like this... The chainplates on the deck edge limit the sheeting angle on the genoa. In simple terms this means she doesn't point to windward real well, so no need to crank the main right in towards the centerline, or windward sheet it with the traveller.

Gozzard's point fine with the engine running.


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Old 16-11-2016, 06:02   #6
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Yeah, I think that's one of the tradoffs you have to make with this type of boat. Since you actually have a Gozzard Captivy, may I ask just how high can you point with yours?
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Yeah, I think that's one of the tradoffs you have to make with this type of boat. Since you actually have a Gozzard Captivy, may I ask just how high can you point with yours?

It really depends on the wind and sail plan, the lower staysail can be brought in tight...so in higher winds you can point better when you furl the upper topsail. You're correct, trade offs come with these boats...Lincoln used to market their cars as having lots of road hugging weight, we're comfortable underway but not first to the anchorage!

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The Gozzards are beautiful and extremely high quality boats.
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Thanks Shawn for the input. They are indeed beautiful sailboats (from the pictures) I look forward to getting a first hand look :-)
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I've had my Gozzard 44 CC for 18 years. While it's not a Ferrari I'd compare it more to a Rolls than a Lincoln, and I have a '98 Town Car for comparison. You won't get there first but you'll be comfortable, rested, well fed, clean and ready to enjoy your destination when you arrive. JMHO
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