Pocket luff mainsails

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Richard98
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Pocket luff mainsails

Post by Richard98 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:09 pm

Currently racing my restored "starkers" with a home made set of A sails on a swing rig while I await delivery of a decent suit.
However I have two very nice Sails etc B shroudless sets of sails: one main with a pocket luff 1845 X 370 and another eyelet main 1800 X 340.
Ignoring the slight difference in area; what are the views on the use of pocket luff mains and, given the choice, which one gets the vote to rig ?

Richard

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Mike Cooke
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Re: Pocket luff mainsails

Post by Mike Cooke » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:38 am

From what I can gather, most of the fast folk use pocket luff for everything except A rig...

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Re: Pocket luff mainsails

Post by Richard98 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:47 am

That is interesting Mike. I know you use them on Moths and multis.
All my experience of pocket luffs and wings has been on full size. While I like the look of the pocket luff B main that I have; it seems more logical to be applied to the swing rig. Also would not then require the pocket "hinge" that the fixed mast necessitates.
I am sure you have all been here already on the Marblehead so do not want to re invent the wheel, but why are they not used for the swing A ?

Richard

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