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Old Feb 15, 2010, 09:24 AM
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If your headsails are rigged to let you back them when coming about, puting them on a separate servo won't hurt. Having the fores'l isn't going to make a difference there unless you rig it to back against the wind - a more complex set-up than a sail-arm alone would allow.

Combine the main and mizzen on one servo. Personally, I'd put the masts on one servo and the jibs on a second servo - at most.

I'll assume after all the trouble of spiling planks and creating that hull, you'll be rigging it with something more than buttons and cup-hooks?

If so, manual sheet adjustment could be in the form of the sheet passing through a sheet block at the end of the boom, then under the boom through one of DanL's bowser-blocks, to a block at the boom crotch and back to the bowser. Sliding the bowser under the boom sets the sheet length while it will look like preventor tackle to the casual eye. None of the blocks require working sheaves.
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