My name is Reuben and I’m in Perth Australia.
I’m looking at Tikis and wondering about that wing sail, I crew on a Corsair tri and we have all sort of adjustments to sail shape, halyard, outhauls, Cunningham, mast rotation…"
"PS I have done reasonably long voyages (e.g. round Britain, Canary Islands), but then I had an Athena 38 with all the benefits (H&C pressure water, showers, fridge freezer, standing headroom, etc.) of a modern large(ish) cruising cat. It was…"
"On my Hinemoa I have bulwarks, since I won't be doing long voyages and space is not an issue. So safety rules. If like T F Jones I was going on long voyages in a Hinemoa and space was at a premium then I would certainly build up the centre…"
"Sorry to hear about your bulwark rot problem If there is that much rot in the bulwarks, maybe you should have a good look at the beam mountings too. My Hinemoa is brand new (launch held up by Covid 19 lockdown) and all made from marine ply so I am…"
"Ok on my Narai mk4 over 30% of Bulwarks have rot and to remove them and rebuild them would be a hellish amount of work as they are glued (epoxy) on to the hull so i think i will cut them off. bummer as i did like the look,"
"I like the idea of bulwarks. If there are no guard rails I don't feel safe with just a toe rail, so I put them in the highly desirable category. The counter argument is that for no more weight one could have more interior space and they could…"
What sail shape adjustments are possible with the stock windsail ?
What sail adjustments would be desirable ?
Does the stock sail have a shape other than the mast sock or is it just a flat panel ?