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Postby rosr » Mon May 15th, 2006, 3:45 pm

hi, my eventide 24 has a roller reefing jib,minding my own bussiness blissfully unaware of anything amiss enjoying a sail on sunday the club "expert" came over when i moored up said "that jibs too small" when fully unfurled only comes back as far as the mast, she can be rigged as a cutter, i have two other foresails in bags but they are the hank on type, any ideas, she sails realy well otherwise,
regards chris.

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Postby Fiddler's Green » Sun May 21st, 2006, 5:10 pm

Hello Chris,

If you look around the site you will see most of us have a large genoa on a bowsprit as the normal foresail, nowadays on roller gear. I sailed with hank on sails for years, till I could afford a roller reefing gear, great bit of kit, use it all the time, makes it so easy, no trips to the foredeck if it gets lumpy!

We often have a staysail on the inner forestay as well, but often that only comes out high days and holidays!

The Gallery has loads of pics of our boats sailing and there is a page of hints and tips where the question of Weatherhelm is discussed at length.

What is the name of your ship? Is she not registered with us? Come along a join a genuine owners group! What's more it's free! Send a pic in for the gallery too.

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eventide 24 foresail

Postby rose » Mon May 22nd, 2006, 1:28 pm

hi john thanks for the reply, my boat is called"rose of holcroft" but i think i will delete the holcroft part as it was the previous onwners house name!. i think she is registered with you i have owned her since december last year, the furling jib is a bit short in the foot but not to worry she sails ok, i am just giving the engine the once over(6hp petter) she is a lovley little boat very gentle nice to own a wooden boat again.i think the web site is vgood and have printed a few articles off for referance.

regards chris.

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Postby Eventide Owners Group » Mon May 22nd, 2006, 4:08 pm

Hi Chris, now I know who you are, and of course we have pictures of you! I noted there was no bowsprit and extra headsails... I bet that changes in time!

When you change the name let us know, because we have just made sure she was correctly names Rose of Holcroft on the Database, there was some discussion about it!!

Glad you like your ship, she hopefully will do you proud!

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