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- 21/07/2012 at 9:55 pm #4475TurtillMember
I have seen Hartley Wayfarers used for training which had centre mains connected to the boom directly. Can all Wayfarers be rigged this way or is it against class rules?
pete21/07/2012 at 10:30 pm #11005SwiebertjeParticipant
Not only is it against class rules but it makes the boat point less well. With a the main sheet at the CB case it is almost impossible to get the boom over the centreline of the boat. With the standard set-up at the transom, extended by a bridle it is easy to get the boom all the way in. Maybe what you saw is the end of the main sheet was led along the boom to the centre board case? That is class legal as long as the main purchase of the main sheet remains at the transom.22/07/2012 at 3:44 am #11006TurtillMember
I will be at the marina again tomorrow. I will check out what I thought I saw and post again thanks.
pete22/07/2012 at 10:35 am #11007No DisgraceMember
There is a photo in the Wayfarer Book of a centre-only setup. It suggests that this can keep the sheet away from the transom and helmsman, but there are many downsides including less purchase and/or much longer sheet, and that it would not be class legal for racing.
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