Ok, bunch of photos in this album:
The main is pretty spent - Judy had a good laugh looking at these photos ;) Note, I had forgotten to ease the topping lift, so that probably doesn't help...
Yes @DrJudyB , that's a very nice thread - I can't get my main anywhere close to that flat, but I don't have any good pictures really. I might get out this weekend, I'll post a pic, might be educational.
And from my limited experience, I'd say the boat performs rather poorly - heels in gusts...
Thanks guys - yeah, I figured it's probably just time for sails - what do we think of these replacement sails on catalina direct?
Hi, I have a 1988 capri 22 and the sails are in working order, no tears or frays or anything, but they are probably fairly old - the sail numbers are cracked and peeling.
How do I tell if it's time for replacement? Can I measure the draft of the sail somehow to get an idea? My main seems really...
Hi, I have two sets of cars on my 1988 Capri 22 - one set right in front of the cockpit winches, and one set on the cabin top. I've normally rigged the furling jib inside the shrouds to the cabin-top cars, then to the cars in front of the winch.
This setup seems to make it hard to flatten out...
Does anyone have experience setting up an auto-tacking jib?
I'm not racing and being able to essentially do a tack by just turning the boat seems very appealing - I might give this a shot the next time I go out.