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Proper Cutter Rig - Sails and rigging - Monsun Forum

Proper Cutter Rig

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Martin 625
Date sent: 2018/02/06 16:45:19
Hi all,

thinking about improvements I wonder if anybody has installed a proper cutter rig (where inner and outer forestay are parallel, maybe permanently in use, maybe with additional backstays).
Curious and happy to hear about possible solutions.

Best regards
Martin
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S/V Magisk Teppe
Date sent: 2018/02/16 12:29:40
Hello.

I need new rig and sails, and have been thinking about the same, so i hope someone with knowledge will chip in here!

Will definitely follow this post!

Martin

Martin 625
Date sent: 2018/02/18 14:56:07
Hi Martin, hi all,
you can see in the image which I added to my initial post how I think that could be solved.
On my foredeck I already have attached a chainplate which is bolted through the deck and
attached to the chainlocker-bulkhead. My idea is not to improve the sailing abilities but mainly to avoid heavy weather-excursions to the foredeck (to maybe fix a stay and a hanked storm sail).
Would have enjoyed this on a trip form Norway back home and force 7 to 8 in the second night near Helgoland). I think that would match for my needs the disadvantage of rolling the genoa before tacking. The running Backstays could secure the mast backwards.
Maybe there is a fault in thinking this way. Therefore I´d be happy to receive any comment on this.
Best regards
Martin

S/V Magisk Teppe
Date sent: 2018/02/20 22:16:57
If you are not going to sail her as a cutter, maybe a removable Solent stay would be easier, and better? I am thinking that the foretriangle might be a little small for a jib and a staysail, as a proper cutter rig. But I am no sail maker or rigger!
I am going for Hank on sails anyway for my new rig, as she will be a passage maker/world cruiser only. My girlfriend has a beautiful waquies 32 that does the major part of our cruising around the neighborhood. Will keep following this post, and will let you know when I start talking to riggers and sail makers in a couple of months!
Martin

ORUST
Date sent: 2018/03/01 18:08:08
Hi, I`ve sailed with Removable cutterstay for many years and it is very good. I´ve a hard wind jib approx. 12 m2 and an storm jib approx. 5 m2 both sails are hanked on. but I consider to mount an extra fulrling stay as a cutter this year SIRONA III #186

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Martin 625
Date sent: 2018/03/02 12:15:11
Hi Orust,
I thank you for the fotos! Good viable sail wardrobe on your inner stay.
Sent you a pn.
Best regards
Martin

ORUST
Date sent: 2018/03/03 22:25:18
Regarding to Selden mast you can mount your cutter 5-6% down from the top without any backstays. My cutter is connected to ordinary forestayplace. I've connected my genua about 75-76 cm in front of the forestay on my bowsprit. This construction have I used for thousands NM.
And it have never disappointed me. This winter I'm going to permanently mount an new Furlex for my cutter stay sails
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Martin 625
Date sent: 2018/04/09 19:36:53
Hi Orust,
with the time I get used to the thought of installing maybe an extended pulpit like you did.
I think there is no way of buying such a thing.
Where/how did you made yours? Has it any influence on weather helm?
Best regards
Martin

ORUST
Date sent: 2018/04/10 10:32:51
Ahoy
I’ve made my bowsprit at Hermanssons Marintjänst, Henån, Orust. This company has done many of original stainless steel hardware for Hallberg-Rassy. I did it in wood at first to have the right measurements to the metall company. They have a lot of knowledge to do the rest of the construction work. I’m very pleased with the bowsprit and anchor parking. It also improves the weather helm. I think I moved the forestay approx. 75 cm forward Perhaps I’ve some more pictures if you give me your e-mail adress
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ORUST
Date sent: 2018/06/30 11:07:18
Here it is my two furlex rollers. The new is a furlex 200S with 7mm wire the old one is now for the cutter.
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ORUST
Date sent: 2018/06/30 11:18:00
I’ve also have a new mainsail because the old one blowed to pieces in a gale F8 in the North Sea outside Lista. It’s four full battens all sliders are rolling sliders as on the battens. The reefs are deeper than ordinary. The secondary reef is as an ordinary 3’rd reef.
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Martin 625
Date sent: 2018/07/06 08:02:58
Hi there,
very nice arrangement of rollerfurlers and new main with nicely rounded leech!
Best regards
Martin


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