Because the roap cannot follow same way as the roap for Genua I need to install somewhere an extra block / pulley. On my deck you see some some flats spots next to anti-slip area. I wonder if somebody now if there is aluminium laminated so it is possible to mount a extra block/pulley for this Gennaker.
Maybe someone has experience with this issue and can help me with this.
I apologize for the fact that I do not know all technical terms in English.
Bob, Gennaker is the loveliest sail onboard. Do not let anyone push away into code zero or anything like this. It is allso essay to install and control. for your question ,I would suggest you use the back cleats and attach a simple and cheap block to them using a short rope that will keep them away from the cleat . .Simple and essay, it does not need more than that. You do want to install a tack line from sail's tack to the bow and than back to the cockpit to obtain perfect control on the sail, something that no code zero can dream of. This sail makes wonders.
I connected my spinnaker blocks to the backstay chain plates. They are plenty strong enough, and don't interfere with your mooring cleats. I have factory installed folding padeyes just forward of the primary winches which make a great turning block location, and give the perfect lead angle onto the winch.
I decided to look up the difference between a code zero and a Gennaker. Most sources say they are basically the same sail but with the code built toward best racing rule rating and gennaker as a cruising sail. This helps clear up most of my confusion. I don’t ever race anymore so I don’t care about how the sail is rated. What I decided to do was have a talk with my sailmaker about what I wanted to do and how I sail. What I ended up with is what he called a “somewhat flatter code zero” on a selden roller with single loop furling. In light air it pulls very well upwind and matches my main slot well. Broad reaching at about 165 apparent is great. Deeper than that I find it best to furl the main to avoid wind shadowing and it pulls fine all the way to dead downwind. So my opinion is that it’s a good idea to talk with a sailmaker and get what will really work well for you. Paul
Last Edit: Sept 10, 2021 12:18:28 GMT by moonshadow