I'd approached the day with casual interest. In fact, I spent quite a bit of time lying on the leeward cushion while under sail as there weren't any other boats to speak of on the lake, and from that vantage point I had a clear view of my tell-tales and advantaged the Dory with a longer waterline and thus a bit more speed. I hoped!
And I began too to mess with my genoa during this gentle breeze.
Baggy Wrinkles has only one genoa track which appears just rear of amidships and is about 22 inches in length. As with everything on this little vessel, there was nothing about competition or speed in the design of the track at that position, but it certainly affords easy single-handling from the cockpit for me. I guess others may have found this fact too, not sure.
So to capture a better sail shape I winched in on my genoa to the best shape possible, then I grabbed the sheet which was entering the spring-block, and lapped it around my shiny winch. Thinking I really needed a longer track was my first reaction, but everytime I start thinking that way it causes gyrations in my mind about the lack of a traveller, the archaic cam cleats holding my mainsheet, etc. So I refuse to engage at that level. I lapped it around the winch and watched the sail shape change.
|My little shiny Gibb is doing extra duty bringing the inbound sheet alongside the tied-to the cuddy sheet.|
|At least this shaped the genoa a bit more. We'll see if it is useful or not.|
I just don't want to ruin an already beautiful rub-rail with a long track on this gorgeous little boat.