Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Light Air Sails / Bow Sprits and attachment points
Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Crossing the Pacific, we used the double headsails for any wind direction of 155 Port to 155 Starboard.
We do have an Asymmetrical which we attach to the bow roller...we do not use the Asymmetrical for crossing oceans, but sometimes use it for short hops. It is in a sock and attached at the tack with a quick release shackle...one that will break open when you pull the cord while it is under pressure. If we need to get the Asymmetrical socked in a hurry, we pull the shackle release and the tack flies up and to leeward...then simply sock the sail.
I hope this helps...and I am not sure about the strength of the bow roller for this method, but have done it this way for 8+ years.
On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 8:02 PM, terencesingh@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: