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Steve

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Reef Rolling Genoa Sail
« on: May 26, 2012, 09:46:29 am »

Has anyone come across the track that fixes to the deck for a  genoa sail, I have fitted one supplied in the Robbe Genoa sail kit but I have found during the warm weather it distorts quote a lot, and the smooth action of the bogie that runs along the track is some what jerky when it reaches a warped spot. For the price that Robbe charge
for this kit it's not very good, I think it needs a complete re- think....which appears at the moment to be what I'm doing.
So if anyone one knows of any other systems I would be very interested.
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Re: Reef Rolling Genoa Sail
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2012, 01:49:14 pm »

Do you mean a self tacking jib system?

Daniel
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Re: Reef Rolling Genoa Sail
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2012, 04:03:09 pm »

dont know of the kit myself , but id be intesrested in one too , jon
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Re: Reef Rolling Genoa Sail
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2012, 09:56:21 pm »

Excuse my use of words as I am totally new to this, so my terminology is limited,
Okay here we go.
The genoa sail which I am fitting is to a Robbe Atlantis which whether you know or not has two masts, the genoa replaces the fore sail, and is approx 50% bigger in size, so to be able to move from one side to the other and avoid the fore mast,  the sheet line is attached to a block which moves on a track which is in the shape of a horse shoe., the sail is attached to a boom at the front and in turn is attached to a winch which hauls the sail in and out to increase or decrease the sail area...phew I think that's it, don't know if anyone can explain further.
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Re: Reef Rolling Genoa Sail
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2012, 02:53:18 am »

I get you steve, its a lovely thing to have on a model makes for a real true running yacht

Iv seen them with a sail winch, then a servo to trim the end points before, i guess this is how yours is set up ( or something like it ) Though i havnt ever seen this on a twin mast rc yacht before, only on single larger rc stuff

Post some picys?

Daniel
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Re: Reef Rolling Genoa Sail
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2012, 07:32:54 am »

I don't know of many people at all who have added this sail to their Atlantis, when I set it up again I will post a picture to give you an even better idea, as I say I'm new to this, The Atlantis has been my first major project so I have had a lot to learn.
She is having her maiden voyage today at the Derby model boat club regatta so fingers crossed!

Steve.
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Re: Reef Rolling Genoa Sail
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2012, 02:27:01 pm »

Good luck hope it goes/went well  :-))

Daniel
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