Took Shanti for a little shake down sail yesterday afternoon.
Had to use the furling line to unfurl the sail. I could not unfurl it with the sheet. This is quit secure, but a bit more work as I have to control sheet and furling line at the same time.
Even with the 1200# of tension on the setup, it furled in easy enough. But for some reason would only furl to the clew. Had to ease the halyard off a little to get some sheet wrapped around the furled sail.
I will need to change the outhaul line for the traveler. There is more pressure transfered to it than I had hoped. It stretches to much. So the whole rig ends up sitting back a little more than I want.
The new Lewmar bronze winch is gorgeous and works a treat! With friction in the setup, it is hard to get the full 1200# I planned on. I am seeing a little more sag than I would like, but only a little. Maybe if I eat my spinach I can get 1200#. The true test will be today as I race this afternoon. Then I will see how she how close to the wind she sails. didn’t do much tacking to weather yesterday to see.
Now for what you all have been waiting for…more pics!