Stephen J asked in SportsWater Sports · 10 years ago

can a jib have twist?

Update:

what's a situation when the sail has too little twist?

what happens when there is too little twist?

Update 2:

what's a situation when the sail has too little twist?

what happens when there is too little twist?

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  • 10 years ago
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    twist is controlled by the jib car (turning blocks) and to a much lesser degree sheet tension.

    the twist occurs in the top of the jib first. (BTW there is also twist in the main sail)

    Too little twist....if the jib is adjusted with little or no twist and the wind is strong enough to over power the boat, then moving the jib track cars aft will allow the top of the jib to twist and this will help to depower the jib.

    hope this helps

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  • 10 years ago

    the only situation that the jib could have a twist is if its too loose on the boat

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