Do you have one of these?...I hate the shrouds/forestay/spreader set up on my boat, they are always getting tangled and I seem to have to take them apart and re-rig them way more often then I feel I should. How do Moth sailors keep their shrouds from being a mess? It seems pretty inexpensive to replace the shrouds with Dyneema SK99, will that help or is that another can of worms not worth opening?
I do have one of those but wasn’t using it every night I took the boat apart. I’ll give it a shot.
I like that idea. Thanks guysI have an extreme solution for that (it has pros and cons).
I always keep shrouds/prodder connected to the boat/wings, all the time. When I rig the sail, I just put it on the boat, connect prodder and stays to the mast, then put mast up and tie the forestay to the boar.
Possibly? To be honest I really have not messed with the main sheet bridal length on my boat or on the Exocet I raced. I have been trying to keep the main trimmed to where if I need to pull on 4-6in of sheet to pump the sail to get through a light spot, I have it there, maybe Im sailing too high on both tacks? Things to work on when I get my boat back out.cool recap.
stupid question about angles upwind is about mainsheet bridle lenght. having the bridle too long significantly lowers angle, cause to go upwind you reeeeally have to pull main to the centerline. could that be the case?
Thanks, makes sense. Ill have to pay closer attention to that now.ahah welcome to moth life.
i have a photo somewhere of painting my foils and lamimating the bladerider flaps in the kitchen, I would get killed by my girlfriend if I did this today
regarding the bridle, my 2c it is pretty important upwind. you have to set it so that at max kicker you get block to block and the boom is on centerline and not really moving. if for example you have it to loose on the right side, you easily lo9se 5 degrees upwind on starboard, cause the boom won't stay in the centerline when u go block2block.
the tradeoff you desctribe (main closeto centerline but with some margin in case of a light spot) is really vital to get good angles upwind. good guys have the mainsheet reeeeealy close to centerline and just play it few cm upwind. it comes with time and confidence in the boat/conditions