Jaysen wrote: ↑Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:18 pm
For you and your crew, if you are planning on just one sail, just work then CoE on the sail, then plant the CoR under it. Given how small the whole thing is, I would be tempted to just run a skeg down the keel of each outrigger with a leeboard on the canoe (at CoE) if you find it is needed.
The thought was to play with it with the mainsail till I got bored and if it was successful buy a matching 420 jib and play with it getting it all setup as well, in my mind it was less of a learning curve doing one at a time....... But maybe I should commit to a plan?VT_Jeff wrote: ↑Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:24 pm As you move the CoE forward and aft, you're going to add helm, lee and weather(edited, I think it's right now...) respectively. So under jib alone, CoE moves forward, more Lee helm. Main alone, CoE moves aft, more Weather helm. A safe boat should have some weather helm so in case you fall off, it will circle you like a jetski(not really).
I would get the mast and the outriggers on, clamp a leeboard to the canoe and sail it for a while on different points of sail, move the board around, see what feels good. I think Jaysen recommended about the same.
Awesome project BTW!
I think the skeg idea with temporary leeboard before placing daggerboards is the wisest idea and I will probably talk myself into it, however it would be nice to get trunk and boards in during the building stage instead of as a planned afterthought.