I have a question to those familiar with cutter
rigs. I am planning a sloop
conversion by adding removable synthetic inner forestay (4:1 tackle tensioned via cabin
top winch) and running backstays
(4:1 tackle) to a 29ft Shipman28 with light displacement
I have a question about where would be the best position for staysail car tracks. There are two possible locations on the cabin
top - either on the lower part of cabin top beside the mast
or on the higher part of the cabin top behind the mast
position. There is no staysail yet, it can be made according to the layout.
The main idea behind this conversion is to:
- give the mast a little extra support in very heavy weather
- be able to fly a staysail together with reefed main in heavy weather
to keep CE centralised and low.
- be able to fly a proper hank-on storm jib
on inner forestay, not some sleeve-over-genoa-furler type storm jib
The original wire rig will stay in place of course. It consists of forestay, babystay, backstay, cap shrouds, aft lower shrouds.
This will give me different options of foresails to be used in combination with mainsail
or reefed mainsail
-hank-on staysail + yankee sail (yankee replaces Genoa
on furler) combination
-staysail + code0 combination maybe...
There is also a bowsprit
in place that is used for Code 0 on furler
and the boat
is also equipped for a symmetric spinnaker
Any thoughts and ideas are welcome. This is a major project
and I would prefer to do it right on first try.
Attached drawings with different sheeting options for staysail (the storm sail can be sheeted via existing Genoa tracks I suppose).
The red lines represent running backstays
and removable inner forestay.