self tacking jib roach

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Pieetry, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. Pieetry
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    Pieetry Junior Member

    how much roach can be put into a self tacking jib? is it possible to put some full length battens in it to make it almost over laping?
    or is it limated to a simple straight edged triangle?

    can the leach go farther astern then the location of the track?
    what would be the advantages and disadvantages of this

    yes i know the jib will rub against the mast during a tack

    im working on designing a small 1-2 person 29er like skiff and im trying to keep the center of pressure as low as possible.

    have fun
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