I am in the process of setting up a removable inner forestay. The mast
has a well placed halyard
sheave, strong point on the deck
for a now defunct solent stay and runners already. I was going to go the 2:1 low stretch halyard route
using the beefy mast
winches to get the necessary tension on a stay when necessary.
But what I really want opinions on is sheeting angles. The boat
has a large overlapping Genoa
outside the shrouds at an angle of as little as 7 degrees. I intend to fly a staysail to replace the deeply reefed Genoa
in anything over 30 kn apparent and possibly even from 25. Windward ability is important for me but I know from experience that punching into anything over 30kn in open water
you need to bare off to not get stopped by the waves.
I reckon the sheeting angle on the inner forestay is going to be about 12 degrees if I sheet outside the shrouds and use the existing deck gear
. Is that small enough, or do I go no overlapping and put on new gear
to allow for narrower sheeting?