gh or eventide Yankee/Jib on a bowsprit

Ask an Expert !
Do you have a question about any aspect of YM designed boats?

Moderators: Eventide Owners Group, Piskie, chris s

JFJ
Posts: 18
Joined: Tue September 6th, 2016, 12:07 am

gh or eventide Yankee/Jib on a bowsprit

Postby JFJ » Thu September 20th, 2018, 2:22 pm

Hi all

In the gale yesterday, I had a furler mis-fire, which destroyed my Yankee on Iris

I may post (in the log) the adventure of recovering it - the boat pulled her mooring and 1/2 ton ground chain for 90 yrds through crowded moorings - so it was a journey!

If anyone has a source for a yankee, in tan/red I would love to hear.

I always thaught that my yankee was undersized anyway - so if anyone even has the measurement for this I would appreciate it.

Regards
JFJ

JFJ
Posts: 18
Joined: Tue September 6th, 2016, 12:07 am

Re: gh or eventide Yankee/Jib on a bowsprit

Postby JFJ » Tue September 25th, 2018, 6:37 pm

An update -
I phoned round some sailmakers

Jeckells have made one before - in the early naughties

The sail that they made last time was a yankee - 31ftX24X14 ft

This is significantly bigger than the 27X20X10 that I currently have - though also highcut
to me, it seems almost too big. I know that the last GHs 26s had a signifant set of modifications to make cat B - was reducing headsails one of these mods?

https://www.calculator.net/triangle-calculator.html?vc=&vx=31&vy=24&va=&vz=13&vb=&angleunits=d&x=37&y=22
is the new sail dimensions

while
https://www.calculator.net/triangle-calculator.html?vc=&vx=27&vy=20&va=&vz=10&vb=&angleunits=d&x=44&y=12
is the new one.

Depending upon 'belly', the angles are 110 (new) and 125(old) clew angles....

What do you think? It would be a grand any which way I go - I dont want to waste it!
JFJ

JFJ
Posts: 18
Joined: Tue September 6th, 2016, 12:07 am

Re: gh or eventide Yankee/Jib on a bowsprit

Postby JFJ » Thu September 27th, 2018, 12:22 pm

OK update 2.

I have 3 quotes (pending more detailed measurements)

Crusader (best price) - 'suitable' cloth weight
Jeckells - Most expensive - 5.5 oz cloth
Arun/Rockall (the original sail was made by Arun) - 6Oz - in between price.

All 3 are recommending a much larger Yankee - 29-31 ft, with approx 14 ft LP (LP is a measuremnt I can only guess at as I dont have a clew left in the original!)

Crusader will pop in a foam luff for a few extra quid.

Has anyone experience with any of these guys?

Regards
Fin


Return to “HELP ?”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests