Saturday, July 3, 2010

Tamanu sailing in Fiji


Here's a short video of my Tamanu canoe sailing in Fiji during last May. I made some progress with the reefing system on the sprit rig. Instead of the traditional thumb cleat on the mast to hold the snotter, I now hang the base of the sprit on a loop of parrel beads that are held by a light spectra line to the head of the sail. To reef, I just lower the halyard and the sprit comes down with it. Retie the tack and clew and you're away.
You won't see it on the video where I'm using a small red triangular sail.