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#31 TimB

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 12:57 PM

"Upwind would be damn near possible to point"

 

Surely that is meant to be IMpossible?

 

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#32 Clipper

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 03:38 PM

Yip, impossible
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#33 erice

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 06:21 PM

a certain light-weight multi guru friend of mine keeps commenting that the rig on capricorn has far too much windage, stays + diamonds, for such a short rig

 

i always tell him

 

it's a trimaran with more beam than the designer recommended

 

and a square-head so fat, the sail's almost rectangular

 

it doesn't lie down to dump invisible monster gusts

 

it just spits the rig off

 

after 2 normalish rigs exited stage right

 

belts + braces has stayed the course

 

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am hoping the fwd diamond

 

takes the place of an inner forestay..


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#34 Puff

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 10:53 PM


am hoping the fwd diamond

takes the place of an inner forestay..


It won’t. Faces the wrong way
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#35 MartinRF

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 08:31 AM

I hope the outer diamonds are fixed to the spreader tips. It is not unusual to overlook this important detail. It does not replace an inner forestay but is important anyway.

 

The actual staying does not look overdone to me but there is a lot of other things adding clutter and drag. Lazyjacks, halyards etc, some of which will be out of the way when sailing.

 

/Martin


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