Winter book recommendations for sail trim

Will1073

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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! 

 

Pinching

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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

 

Frogman56

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Sydney
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!

 

WHK

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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! 
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.

 

3apc

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Toronto, now
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. 

 

bronks

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I would advise not to focus on the book, but simply find it on the Internet. There is a lot of free information on the net about fixing sails
 

Austin Martinez

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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!
This is really a good book. You don't have to buy it. Based on the information from this book, many videos have been shot on YouTube.
 

Austin Martinez

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As a reader, I appreciate your book recommendations. I've only read a couple of pieces. I think that I still have everything ahead of me. I wrote them down in my notes.
 

Austin Martinez

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I would advise not to focus on the book, but simply find it on the Internet. There is a lot of free information on the net about fixing sails
Perhaps you are right, but I want to rely on the recommendation of a book that has become really useful in practice.
 




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