Originally Posted by srhaas
Any insight into general rigging is appreciated. My current area of confusion is the head sail tracks.*
The bow end of the tracks is made up of a block system (bow - aft - bow ) which completes with a cam cleat aft. Not really sure what is going on the aft end of the track. Open to suggestions. It is some little
From the photos this looks like an adjustable jib
car system. There are two cars (blocks) on the track which can be pulled forward with the line and held in place with the cam cleat. There are two cars because then the jib
car for a small headsail and the jib car for a larger headsail (a genoa) can be controlled with one system. Only one car is in use at a time (because only one jib is in use at a time).
The NY 36 is a fractionally rigged boat
, and generally it would run either a blade jib with it's sheets
through the forward jib car or a genoa
with its sheets
through the after car depending on the wind
strength. The jib will be sheeted inside the shrouds (or very close to the shroud), the genoa
will be sheeted outside the shrouds.
The adjustable jib car system allows small adjustments to the jib sheeting position. It has less usefulness with roller furling
jib. Should anyone wish to bastardize a nice NY35 with that option I'd suggest a large, non-overlapping jib on the roller with its sheets through the forward car.
As for what is going on aft, there is usually a long bungie cord looped back and forth the pull the cars back.
These are nice boats with a super cool interior