What Cruising Sailors Need to Know

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Beneteau First 435

Submitted on 7, 2003 Fredrick Feldbauer

Dan, A questions regarding proper equipment and deployment free-flying reaching in particular them shorthanded, my wife I are the only

Last year purchased a Code 5A 150 w/ construction -850 to supplement two sail of our First 435 (the boat only with North 100% jib, and North heavy crosscut cruising

Before I you with questions, I’ve to say pleased we with the We only a couple chances to it last but we amazed at much drive gave us light winds, also how it was!

we ordered sail I under the impression that deployment choices either a drive furler a Snuffer. been warned the line option by friends, I for the which worked But I think it’s ideal way go.

So, this we’d like hoist the 5A via furler. Would have a as to furlers are I’ve looked the Harken Maxi Staysail the ProFurl 1500, and Schaefer System They all about the safe working and they seem like would be

Next, I’m bit concerned the tack We have stout deck just forward the anchor and just (6») of headsail furler for the pole downhaul). you think this would sufficiently strong? read that luff tension these sails be quite to furl Also, as location gets interference from close behind furled jib, there an distance for tack position of the to minimize interference yet be optimal close reaching light air?

In reading literature for furlers, some suggest a luff rope for the with a to adjust tension. Do think that sail was this way that we it with Snuffer rather a furler? other words, you think our sail have to modified to used with furler?

With to tacking, we tack sail flying in light or should be furled then unfurled the new It also that the would have be furled jybe, or you sometimes it around mast in air?

Sorry the long-winded and thanks advance for expertise on I also to say much I (and how I’ve learned) Cruising Solutions. ’em coming!

By the the Snuffer go to We just a North Gennaker to out the for next

Best regards,


Beneteau First 435

Answer Hi Fredrick,

Code 5A not well for roller The free sails that make for furling are Code 0 race boats) the G-0 boats that not have comply with rules). The 0 and are designed very little on the edge so the luff can be tight. A 5A has more luff area (positive than either the 0 It won’t well with tight luff and it make a roll because is too extra fabric.

boats choose tack point of the That works because the halyard is the headstay. you choose tack point of the you will better luck a halyard below the The aerodynamic from the headsail is of an than physical between the headsail and free flying If the flying sail on the headsail it very difficult roller furl. takes a amount of energy to even a amount of between the sails.

You will able to the sail either arrangement. the sail tacked inside headstay you tack or it like other headsail. it is forward of headstay you the choice jibing with clew going the way the front the sail, the clew between the of the and the headstay. Both are easy, require a practice on moderate air

When you a Code or a to your you need take a

look at strength of the gear will take strain of luff tension. includes the bearing point and backing, halyard, sheave the rope If you a deck it should tied into bulkhead below The best of the is to it on winch while sail is use.

At Sails we a double rope for flying furling We have a number different arrangements torsion resistant ropes and double rope the set that works best for The rope is adjustable the head most of sails, including of the G-0s. Having adjustment at head allows access to when the is roller since the at the is not tight as roll at tack.

If you set on your Code to a sail, the step would to contact North Sails He will the serial of your and with information any sail designer be able access the design details then let know what and hardware are required make the suitable for furling.

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