Ok so a c22 isn't the same as a sailfish! Help!!!

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Jetta918
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Ok so a c22 isn't the same as a sailfish! Help!!!

Postby Jetta918 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:13 pm

Ok so after kinda sailing her this weekend I have a few questions. Is the boom supposed to be above or below the mast gate? I can't seem to quite get a good sail shape bit it could be the sails are really old. Like 76 originals. I also have a question about how the traveler hooks to the main sheet blocks, but after looking through all the pictures I realize some custom work has been done and I will need to take pictures to better explain. Any help is appreciated and sorry if this seems way too newbie-esk. Like I said moving from a sail fish/sunfish class boat to a cruiser is a pretty big jump. He'll the jib is taking along time to figure out!

Reality
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Re: Ok so a c22 isn't the same as a sailfish! Help!!!

Postby Reality » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:41 pm

I'd think the boom belongs where ever necessary after the main is hoisted to the top of the mast. Probably below the mast gate.

Jetta918
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Re: Ok so a c22 isn't the same as a sailfish! Help!!!

Postby Jetta918 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:22 pm

That's what is weird. When the boom is below the mast gate I have a slack section between the reef point and the boom. I tried using the boom bang that came with the boat but it does not reach the ring at the lower portion of the mast when fully extended.

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Re: Ok so a c22 isn't the same as a sailfish! Help!!!

Postby Reality » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:37 pm

most C22s don't have a boom vang. IMO it's not needed on a boat this size. The boom vang may be from another boat and wasn't used. Try it without.

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Re: Ok so a c22 isn't the same as a sailfish! Help!!!

Postby Jetta918 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:43 pm

Ok thanks I'll snap pictures of the traveler tomorrow. I appreciate the help reality like always you and this forum have provided once again!


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