sails which side.

  • 13 Jan 2012 19:55
    Reply # 794264 on 792224
    Yes, putting the mast off-centre can make a lot of sense.  Did it on Missee Lee for the same reason and it worked fine.
  • 13 Jan 2012 01:28
    Reply # 793532 on 792224
    Deleted user
    I even put the mast partners offset from the centreline, so the sail bundle lies closer to the centreline, though, the main reason was to suit the inside fit-out.
    I think the sail/batten bundle weighs more than the mast, so offsetting it shouldn't cause any concerns.
  • 12 Jan 2012 18:16
    Reply # 793276 on 792224
    Deleted user

    Hi, that answers my question nicely.

    Many thanks Jeff.

  • 12 Jan 2012 08:57
    Reply # 793043 on 792224
    Arne makes the same choice as most of us: if you do have to fiddle with the rig, it's much better to have right of way.  Apart from that I don't think it would make any difference and if there were an obstacle which prevented you from leading the lines along the stbd side of the deck, you might decide that, on odds, it is better to put your sail on the stbd side of the mast, rather than incorporate more friction with additional blocks.
  • 11 Jan 2012 20:40
    Reply # 792450 on 792224
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Stavanger, Wed

    On my sloop-rigged boats I have let the sail ride on the port side. When hoisting and reefing the sail I can then let the sail swing out to port to let me see the lines and possibly also get away with less friction. Being on the sb. tack I will be on the right-of-way tack.


  • 11 Jan 2012 15:50
    Message # 792224
    Deleted user

    HI, do's it matter which side the sails are on the mast.


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