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Looking for some sail trim literature to get me through the winter -- specifically for fractional large overlapping headsails. I've had The Art and Science of Sails by Whidden/Levitt recommended to me but I don't want to buy a book that is essentially a giant North advert. 

Thanks! 

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Bill Gladstone 

North U sail trim

25 bucks 

the whidden book is very good

also any trim guides from sailmakers for your class boat

 

good luck

p

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6 hours ago, Max Rockatansky said:

Anything by C.A. Marchaj or Frank Bethwaite

What he said

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Fark!

Who has large fractional overlappers anymore?

Seriously though, neither Frank nor Marchaj too useful here.

Frank only about skiffs, and therefore non overlapping.

Go back to Gentry wherever you can find him.

Think of the two sails as a low aspect slotted wing....

Etc!

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On 10/24/2019 at 5:48 AM, Frogman56 said:

Fark!

Who has large fractional overlappers anymore?

Masochists 

thanks Frogman!

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On 10/19/2019 at 5:04 PM, Will1073 said:

Looking for some sail trim literature to get me through the winter -- specifically for fractional large overlapping headsails. I've had The Art and Science of Sails by Whidden/Levitt recommended to me but I don't want to buy a book that is essentially a giant North advert. 

Thanks! 

Actually the Art and Science is a good read with stories about Ted Hood and Lowell North.  When I was down last year with the flu, I read it and really enjoyed it. It has a good mix of technical and the stories.  While there may be some North push, the book is very good with some  theory.

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On 10/19/2019 at 5:04 PM, Will1073 said:

Looking for some sail trim literature to get me through the winter -- specifically for fractional large overlapping headsails. I've had The Art and Science of Sails by Whidden/Levitt recommended to me but I don't want to buy a book that is essentially a giant North advert. 

Thanks! 

While some of the Whidden book is definitely an advertisement (though <50%), the rest is pretty cool.

Even the North advertisement parts are pretty cool, honestly. 

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On 10/20/2019 at 8:20 AM, Pinching said:

Bill Gladstone 

North U sail trim

25 bucks 

the whidden book is very good

also any trim guides from sailmakers for your class boat

 

good luck

p

Pretty much anything by Bill G is worth the investment of time. 

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2 minutes ago, arcpix said:

Pretty much anything by Bill G is worth the investment of time. 

If any anarchists will be in the Newport, RI area on Sat 29 Feb 2020, Bill Gladstone will be holding a seminar on Racing Tactics at Sail Newport. I've been to a number of his seminars and they are always good.

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