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Arrows on sails???

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  1. Manny

    Manny

    Joined Oct 5, 2006
    962 posts, 5 likes
    Hunter 82? 37 Cutter
    US Wherever the wind takes me
    So my new to me 37 Cutter has red arrows on all three sails... I've never seen this before. Here's a pic of the staysail and the jib showing the arrows. Is this just to aid in bending them on? It looks weird...

    Manny
    IMG_7598 (1).jpg
     


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  2. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    4,577 posts, 1,735 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    Boat go this way.
     


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  3. Manny

    Manny

    Joined Oct 5, 2006
    962 posts, 5 likes
    Hunter 82? 37 Cutter
    US Wherever the wind takes me
    Haha! Well that was my second guess!
     


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  4. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    4,878 posts, 865 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Smith Mountain Lake
    Dang
    You beat me to it
     


  5. Chris Patterson

    Chris Patterson

    Joined Oct 17, 2011
    2,775 posts, 65 likes
    Ericson 29
    US Southport..
    I wanna know what’s the cylinder hanging on the lifeline?
    Propane storage?
     


  6. kloudie1

    kloudie1

    Joined Nov 6, 2006
    7,847 posts, 521 likes
    Hunter 34
    US Mandeville Louisiana
    Sailmaker logo.. from some years back.. can't remember who !!
     


  7. Manny

    Manny

    Joined Oct 5, 2006
    962 posts, 5 likes
    Hunter 82? 37 Cutter
    US Wherever the wind takes me
    Yep the cylinder is my propane storage.
    Sailmaker logo? That's an odd logo...
     


  8. DrJudyB

    DrJudyB

    Joined Jun 25, 2004
    184 posts, 116 likes
    Corsair F24 Mk1
    003 US San Francisco Bay, CA
    JSI sailmakers
     


  9. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    8,780 posts, 2,112 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    Ah. I thought it was going to be about these ‘arrows’.

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  10. Johnb

    Johnb

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    1,053 posts, 88 likes
    Hunter 37-cutter
    US Richmond CA
    I once hanked the jib on upside down. Labeling the tack does not seem that bad of an idea.
     


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  11. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    8,780 posts, 2,112 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    Labeling ALL the corners is a good idea.
     


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  12. kloudie1

    kloudie1

    Joined Nov 6, 2006
    7,847 posts, 521 likes
    Hunter 34
    US Mandeville Louisiana
    Outstanding, Dr Judy! It has been many years since I'd seen that logo, but I remember seeing a few on the gulf coast around here.
     


  13. MrBill_FLL

    MrBill_FLL

    Joined May 4, 2005
    4,057 posts, 35 likes
    Macgregor 26d
    US Ft Lauderdale, Fl
    I have seen indicators on sails, but near the belly and facing down. (to take picture here).
    for sail shape/twist

    it might have been UK sails. that or North.
     


  14. PotomacDaysailer

    PotomacDaysailer

    Joined Jun 14, 2010
    211 posts, 57 likes
    Seafarer 29
    US Oologah, OK
    On my previous boat with hank-on headsails, I flaked them out and made little alternating red and green marks along the leech and luff at each fold. Then I could easily single-handedly flake the sail on deck before unbending. Did the same on the main leech to flake it on the boom. Red marks to port, green to stbd, naturally, but now and then I'd reverse it and make the folds a couple inches above or below the marks, trying to avoid creases.
     


  15. Roland5048

    Roland5048

    Joined May 12, 2004
    1,024 posts, 287 likes
    Hunter Cherubini 30
    US New Port Richey
    Did that once, also. With everyone on the dock watching, plus my students. :doh:
     


  16. JRacer

    JRacer

    Joined Aug 9, 2011
    702 posts, 171 likes
    Beneteau 310
    US Cheney KS (Wichita)
    Photoshopped! ;-)
     


  17. Newport Bob

    Newport Bob

    Joined Jun 23, 2013
    237 posts, 34 likes
    Beneteau 373
    US Newport
    You nailed it Dr J
    Knew I had seen that logo before but it was the red arrow with white JSI on the arrow
     


  18. FastOlson

    FastOlson

    Joined Apr 8, 2010
    947 posts, 89 likes
    Ericson Yachts Olson 34
    US Portland OR
    Johnson Sailmakers, from sometime in the 70's. They used to advertise them by featuring the "Johnson Red Arrow".
     


  19. DrJudyB

    DrJudyB

    Joined Jun 25, 2004
    184 posts, 116 likes
    Corsair F24 Mk1
    003 US San Francisco Bay, CA
    Johnson Sailmakers = Johnson Sailmakers, Inc = JSI.
    JSI was absorbed into Island Nautical in 2011.
     


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  20. Manny

    Manny

    Joined Oct 5, 2006
    962 posts, 5 likes
    Hunter 82? 37 Cutter
    US Wherever the wind takes me
    Thanks for all the responses. Wouldn't the arrows have some writing inside of them or the initials if it was a logo?
     



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