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Date Posted: - Tuesday - 09/ 4/07 - 9:26pm
Author: Randall, M31, Murre
Subject: Lengthening the Bow Sprit

Iíve been wondering what the effects of increasing bow sprit length on our boats would be. Either itís been a lighter wind year than normal, or Iím sailing in the wind shadows more, OR THE BUM REALLY NEEDS A GOOD SCRAPE. (Thatís most likely it.) But in any case, I feel this year Iíve had more days where I wish I had more sail that was easier to deploy than, say, a mizzen staysail.

I also notice that when close hauled, the mizzen can add a significant amount of weather helm. Even when the wind is light enough that I could use the sail power, the weather helm can cancel out the gain in push. Does this suggest that the CE is too far aft when close hauled?

So, I like to wonder what adding a foot of bow sprit (and increasing the size of the genoa accordingly) would do to the balance.

Any thoughts.


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[> Take Mine -- Will M31 "Salvia", - Wednesday - 10/ 3/07 - 1:44pm

The immediate effect of lengthening your bowsprit will be an increase in slip fees!

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