"CLICK" for a REALLY BIG high resolution image (Photo: Jerry Kergan)The Heriford Plan:
Firstly, let's define a couple of terms. For the sake, this discussion the "Jib" refers the aft-most of the two headsails. The forward sail will be referred to as the "Foresail" . . . . easy, right?

Gene's rig includes two Harken Small Boat furlers:

  • Stem Head Fitting (Photo: International Marine)The Jib is mounted conventionally, at the Stem Head Fitting. However the sheets are routed to the cleat differently, as noted below.
  • The Foresail is mounted to a bracket (bowsprit) welded to the pulpit.

An uphaul for the Foresail was added 14" above the stock Jib uphaul placement.

Gene routed the Jib Sheets through the handrail and the Foresail Sheet outboard around the Shrouds; the purpose, to help maintain sail separation. Both sheets on each side were then secured at the stock Harken Cam Cleat as pictured below.

 

"CLICK" for a REALLY BIG high resolution image (Photo: Jerry Kergan)
"CLICK" for a REALLY BIG high resolution image (Photo: Jerry Kergan)The Bowsprit
A Stainless Steel bowsprit was welded to the pulpit. To reinforce the pulpit under load from the sail, an assembly consisting of a turnbuckle and chain conducts the load energy back to the Head Fitting.