[ Show ]
Support VoyForums
[ Shrink ]
VoyForums Announcement: Programming and providing support for this service has been a labor of love since 1997. We are one of the few services online who values our users' privacy, and have never sold your information. We have even fought hard to defend your privacy in legal cases; however, we've done it with almost no financial support -- paying out of pocket to continue providing the service. Due to the issues imposed on us by advertisers, we also stopped hosting most ads on the forums many years ago. We hope you appreciate our efforts.

Show your support by donating any amount. (Note: We are still technically a for-profit company, so your contribution is not tax-deductible.) PayPal Acct: Feedback:

Donate to VoyForums (PayPal):

Sun, May 19 2024, 21:59Login ] [ Contact Forum Admin ] [ Main index ] [ Post a new message ] [ Search | Check update time | Archives: 12345[6]789 ]

[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]

Date Posted: - Thursday - 09/18/08 - 3:05pm
Author: Gitano
Subject: Jib and Jigger
In reply to: matts 's message, "weather helm on a ketch" on - Wednesday - 09/17/08 - 4:21pm

I agree with Randall. It blows strong here on the SF Bay, and the Ketch rig allows the option of being able to drop the main and sail under the jib and mizzen only. This allows the boat to right herself, sail along on her bottom, and cruise with no noticable weather helm. Its quite pleasureable, really.

[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]


[> [> A difference -- Chuck, - Thursday - 09/18/08 - 11:37pm

There is a difference between weather helm and the boat simply being overpowered because there is too much sail up for the conditions. Sometimes it is hard to tell the difference.

[ Edit | View ]

[ Contact Forum Admin ]

Forum timezone: GMT-5
VF Version: 3.00b, ConfDB:
Before posting please read our privacy policy.
VoyForums(tm) is a Free Service from Voyager Info-Systems.
Copyright © 1998-2019 Voyager Info-Systems. All Rights Reserved.