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Old Jun 23, 2016, 11:17 AM
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Anyone every thought of doing a roll up jib?

Can it be done. ? Like real sail boats? Can it be done? Is it done? Curiosity killing the cat
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Old Jun 23, 2016, 11:39 AM
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I think the company's name is "Stockmaritime"- they're a German RC sailboat company . I think they offer a roller furling jib and a sort of roller furling asymmetrical spinnaker.

Here is one of their models with a roller furling asymmetrical spinnaker-don't know whether or not they sell the roller furling gear separately or not: http://www.stockmaritime.com/premium...l=8&lang=en_GB
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Old Jun 23, 2016, 03:50 PM
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Sent them an email D Lord. Will see. I probably can't afford it anyway. But thank you very nice sight. Huge money for boats. They are beautiful though.
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Old Jun 23, 2016, 03:53 PM
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Wrong post

Sorry miss post
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Old Jun 23, 2016, 07:56 PM
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The Robbie Atlantis Schooner had a roller furling Genoa Jib option. It was actually very simple.... The leading edge of the jib slides into an extruded aluminum section (commonly used as masts) which is connected via a hook and eye bolt to a geared motor under the deck. Because the bow section is so narrow, the motor is connected via a chain drive. Sorry, no pics, but a web search would probably turn up something. I think there exists a You-Tube video which illustrates it very well. I used a constant rotation servo on mine.
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Old Jun 24, 2016, 02:15 AM
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Hi Bill
Stockmaritime

yes for me the best boats out there

i have the 3x1 an amazing sailboat in all weathers http://www.stockmaritime.com/premium...l=2&lang=en_GB

But made in Germany so not cheap but quality!
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Old Jun 24, 2016, 10:33 AM
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Can it be done. ? Like real sail boats? Can it be done? Is it done? Curiosity killing the cat
Weight, cost, complexity. Our toy sailboats have a bunch of advantages like being able to simply pull the mast for storage or construct A/B/C rigs so you just change the rig with conditions vs making what you have adjustable at added expense.

The fractional Bermuda rig I am running is weird because there is no forestay in the traditional sense but rather a line runs down the jib to a pole. The pole then has a pivot about 1/4 the was back so that the whole thing kicks out to run with the wind. If you went with a roller you loose the pivot and the jib boom. You loose a control line (i.e. The line on the jib boom that controls shape in addition to the shearing line). So you might end up with a more realistic boat but loose some automatic adjustments. You might have to use actual sailing methods too.
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In RC sailing you probably don't ever need to have a jib on a furler. An asymmetrical spinnaker on a furler makes some sense, as long as you aren't overpowered with that much sail area.
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