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Paul Pless
05-06-2017, 08:10 PM
Thank-you. Let's find something interesting and non-political to chat about.

how is it the boat builders on the british isles get their headsails to stand so well without neither running nor standing backstays?

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4057/4710536604_04345d07a1_b.jpg


http://68.media.tumblr.com/b85177adab875ed47ca3a0097a3c6096/tumblr_n65dmc0PrB1qhceiho1_1280.jpg

Paul Pless
05-06-2017, 08:13 PM
http://www.victorious.co.uk/images2/vic/VicChiBem3.JPG

Yeadon
05-06-2017, 08:45 PM
Math, duh.

jack grebe
05-06-2017, 08:52 PM
how is it the boat builders on the british isles get their headsails to stand so well without neither running nor standing backstays?

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4057/4710536604_04345d07a1_b.jpg


http://68.media.tumblr.com/b85177adab875ed47ca3a0097a3c6096/tumblr_n65dmc0PrB1qhceiho1_1280.jpg

Viagra...........

amish rob
05-06-2017, 09:01 PM
The secret is the polytarp sails.

Peace,
Robert

Breakaway
05-06-2017, 09:02 PM
A nice breeze.

Kevin


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seanz
05-06-2017, 09:07 PM
http://www.victorious.co.uk/images2/vic/VicChiBem3.JPG

Aww Victorious

oznabrag
05-06-2017, 09:18 PM
how is it the boat builders on the british isles get their headsails to stand so well without neither running nor standing backstays?



Donn?

willmarsh3
05-06-2017, 09:21 PM
On mine battens are necessary otherwise the roach starts luffing. But I noticed that these don't have much if any roach. But I'm curious about what others have to say about these boats too.

Nicholas Scheuer
05-06-2017, 09:27 PM
None of the pics posted so far are from straight on showing the sag in the forestay. Perhaps the headsails are simply cut accordingly.

Arizona Bay
05-06-2017, 09:29 PM
They sure are pretty!

Ian McColgin
05-06-2017, 10:06 PM
There is forestay and headstay sag but it's limited on the wind by the enormous pull of the peak halyard. All you gotta do is peak one up once and you'll know. It's much more stress than all the sail's pressure when going down wind, which is why no running backstays.

mmd
05-07-2017, 11:30 AM
Sorry to be late to the party - high winds, heavy rain last night = power outage, so I went to bed. Posts #3 & 6 hint at the right solution, but Ian nailed it.