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#1 philstar

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 04:57 PM

Hey team 

 

I'm looking for ideas on a try sail track on Sniper. 

Its an alloy mast with an internal track. 

 

Basically I don't want to put an ugly external track on the outside of the mast and have all the bulk and weight of the track on the mast. 

 

Ideas? 

 

Can we do a short track at the bottom of the mast which feeds into the internal track?

 

Or another alternative might be a dynex strop which goes from the gooseneck up the mast and we hoist the trysail on this. 

I think Katana uses this.

 

The rig is out of the boat until 21 september and I'm just looking for ideas.


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#2 Island Time

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 09:27 PM

You can use a gate into the internal track above the height of the lowered main. I'll see if I can find I pic I have somewhere of this system....


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Posted 10 September 2019 - 09:06 AM

That sounds like what I'm after.

 

a pic would be great Matt. 


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Posted 10 September 2019 - 12:38 PM

And the picture yourself in x conditions? 50 knots, 6 metre seas? trying to get the trysail in the track over the main?

 

Not sure that's entirley practical, but I guess it depends a lot on what you conditions you think you may be sailing in? Although that's not always the same thing as the conditions you end up sailing in.


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Posted 10 September 2019 - 01:14 PM

The idea is to have the trisail pre loaded on the feeder track, in a bag at the foot of the mast. Here is a pic of an external track gate.
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#6 Island Time

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 01:16 PM

I have seen a boat with a similar setup on an internal track, and the feeder gate went external to internal. May have been custom made though, it was a while back...
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Posted 11 September 2019 - 09:46 PM

Trysails are bloody near impossible to put up in crap weather solo,I ended up just putting a deep third reef in mainsail much easier to handle.
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Posted 11 September 2019 - 11:21 PM

I don’t agree with that. Mine is in its own track, just needs a the sheets run and a halyard. It’s pretty easy. Oh, and I have a pin thru the track to hold it down so the sail can’t be washed up the track by a wave. Learned that by experience! It has a custom bag at the mast on deck, where it lives on passages.
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Posted 12 September 2019 - 04:34 PM

I don’t agree with that. Mine is in its own track, just needs a the sheets run and a halyard. It’s pretty easy. Oh, and I have a pin thru the track to hold it down so the sail can’t be washed up the track by a wave. Learned that by experience! It has a custom bag at the mast on deck, where it lives on passages.

Yep that's what we've got.

I'm just struggling with the idea of dealing with cock-ups with using the same track as the main, getting the main right down & then going in over the top etc. etc.


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 04:50 PM

Under 40 ft i wouldn't bother.
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