I'm doing some (a lot) of research before embarking on a Bristol Pilot build
. My attention has now turned to controlling the twin fore sails
. A helpful guy at my club mentioned using a 'mixer
'. Anyone who has controlled two foresails
and/or a genoa on a racing yacht
may have some ideas here - any welcome.
But my initial question is about terminology. Reading my Futaba handbook - a truly excellent translation 😡- I find two terms under the mixer
section - 'OFS' and 'VR' - any idea what they mean?
For interest, the problem is that the front sail overlaps the rear 'foresail' so we can not simply attach a sheet to the front sail to drag it to a 'tight' position as this may tangle with the rear foresail. The second problem is that if the foresail is out to the port, the drum winch
must turn anticlockwise to haul it in, whereas when it is to starboard
must turn clockwise.
I do love these problems, but desperately need help. If its only someone telling me not to be stupid and just lket the foresail hang loose - I'm not racing afterall👍