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Jay Bietz

Yesterday, Craig Newton and I experimented on Pygmalion with a old hang-on Genoa (?) with the hanks removed (the furling head sail precludes using hank on head sails)

The head of the sail is on a spinnaker bale and swivel block and the tack was attached to the bowsprit.
headsail

The sails foot almost reaches the back of the cabin and so securing the sheet was in experiment. Testing showed that using the boom gallow support as being too weak so I'm thinking of using a standing head block in the area of the black dot.

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Since the winds were very light in the South Bay 1-6 knots and we actually got some reasonable performance.
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Ideas?



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