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 Post subject: Bravo with a jib?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:46 pm 
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Has anyone put a jib on a bravo -- and if so -- how would one do this?


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 Post subject: Re: Bravo with a jib?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:23 am 
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Since the Bravo is cat rigged (mast is father forward) a jib wouldn't help all that much and would drive the bows down into the water. Are you just looking for more speed?

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 Post subject: Re: Bravo with a jib?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:58 am 
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I just looking for some help tacking-- I always seem to be "in irons". Thanks for your reply.


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 Post subject: Re: Bravo with a jib?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:40 am 
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The Bravo doesn't tack like a monohull. The trick is to tack in a wider arc than you would think. My method is to start turning into the wind and don't turn the rudder past 45 degrees (it will turn into a brake if you go too far) and sheet in as I do (pull your sail in). As you pass through the wind I leave the sail a little loose/flapping (don't pull it all the way in or you will weather vane in the wind) I then cleat it and pass to the other side of the boat. Switch hands, uncleat, and you're back in business.

Conversely you can always gybe the boat (turn downwind). Just sheet in as you pass through the wind then sheet out as you complete the turn. This will keep the sail from slamming to the other side and is good practice for boomed sails.

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 Post subject: Re: Bravo with a jib?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:47 am 
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Here's another trick once you get stuck in irons. You can grab the sail and pull it to the side you wanted it on and reverse the rudder direction. The boat will back up into the direction you wanted and you'll complete the tack.

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 Post subject: Re: Bravo with a jib?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:48 am 
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Thank you for taking the time to reply-- I 'll take all your good advice and give it a try


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