Originally Posted by Bergerboats
...I would like to share with you a fun rig I worked up for my Canterbury J
Thanks for sharing this novel idea - looks very nice.
It looks to me as if this alteration would reduce the amount of jib sail area in total by a fair bit (maybe 15-20%). I am wondering - does this result in problems with increased weather helm as you have effectively moved the COE (centre of effort) both back and also up a bit and that should be the effect I would think.
Or are you perhaps getting improved jib performance from the multiplier effect of the two smaller jibs drafting each other that compensates for the reduced area?