[MHml] Optimal jib sheeting angle
gary at thepearces.com
Tue Jun 17 23:32:34 EST 2008
On 17/06/2008, at 11:12 PM, sysfx wrote:
> The sailmaker who helped me with this subject explained that the
> sheeting angle in a boat is mainly a function of the relative jib
> size. It varies from 6 to 7 degrees for a blade/jib (aprox. 100%
> fore triangle), and up to 13 degrees for a big genoa (aprox. 150%).
Just to be difficult our code zero (not shown on previously referenced
sailplan) which must be 150% or greater sheets at around 8 degrees -
yup not far from the centre line of the aft beam. Of course it is not
a genoa. I think the rotating wingmast and the light overall boat
weight contribute to the low sheeting angles.
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