Additional Genoa Cars

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Dan Corcoran
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Additional Genoa Cars

Post by Dan Corcoran » Thu May 28, 2020 12:13 pm

1. As I will be flipping between different size genoa's this year as I accommodate JAM racing in my season, I am considering placing an additional genoa car after my existing cars where I can adjust it to follow at different lengths. I hear this is common on J-boats. Does this work well for anyone?

2. The harken cars are very expensive. Are there other cars that fit our track, simple car with just a single block and attachment points fore and aft?

Another way I might go is to have a set of different length control lines to swap in as needed.

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Re: Additional Genoa Cars

Post by Vento Solare » Thu May 28, 2020 12:40 pm

The dual car arrangement is best to reduce the amount of control line movement and line in the cockpit. Unfortunately that approach was ruled as not class legal in this post, but you could remove the extra car for OD events.

I have lots of line in the cockpit and will probably do the dual car approach for PHRF racing.

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