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    Cool Closure: small jib, but still not self-tacking

    While I still like the nice curved track setup on Blue Chip, I recently did go with a (approx) 95% jib. Vertical battens to maintain a decent leech, and sheeted to the boat's already-factory-installed forward tracks.

    Pictured under sail, and received courtesy of another EY.o member, from an evening sail this last week.

    It seems to point very well, and we would guess that it's good in any wind from about 8 kts and up. We have used it in bigger air at a bit over 20 kts with a reef in our main and it's a really good combo.

    Tacking is really fast, with minimal winching needed.

    I considered both the considerable cost of a proper track and supports, and also the "trend" nowadays back to 100% jibs for all-around sailing. As Seth pointed out, for reaching in lighter air, a modern A-sail is all most of us need. (And recently even those are available nowadays on a line furler setup.)

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    Roller furling with vertical battens

    Loren,

    Your boat looks beautiful under sail. Is your new jib still an RF sail? If so, do those battens roller furl easily enough? Are the quite flexible?

    Bill

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    Lightbulb

    Quote Originally Posted by BDEidson View Post
    Loren,

    Your boat looks beautiful under sail. Is your new jib still an RF sail? If so, do those battens roller furl easily enough? Are the quite flexible?

    Bill
    Actually, battens are parrell to the luff so that they do not flex or twist at all when rolled in. It is a roller furled/reefable sail.
    Here's an installation guide from North.
    http://il.northsails.com/RADUPLOADS/...tion_Guide.pdf
    And this is how ours is constructed.



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    Lightbulb More background on 95% Jib idea

    While the thread subject is different, the result is related...
    So here's the link to the other thread.
    http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexc...&referrerid=28
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    Self Tacking Hardware Update

    Last week I observed the install of a new Selden jib self tacking track and sheet on a 31 footer in our moorage. This is relatively new and the design and engineering looks good.

    I will try to get some pix of it.

    I was told that the price of all of the hardware (total with sheet and leads) was over 1K, total labor (skilled professional) was about 3K, and a new jib will be about 3K.

    Not cheap, but the owner single hands almost exclusively.

    http://www.seldenmast.com/en/press/p...b_systems.html

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