… for the Max from your sailing!


Sails, masts and rigging, plus associated deck gear

superted-cz-12The code zero is an additional headsail mounted on a separate furler attached forward of the main head-sail furler. An additional bracket needs to be fabricated to attach this to the stem-head fitting. The sail furls on a rope-luff and is hoisted using the spinnaker halyard. This furling system increases the cost of the sail considerably but the performance benefit for a Maxi 1100 in the right conditions can be quite considerable!

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Work in Progress – comments and help please!

The original sails are a Self Tacker and an unbattened main sail.  Optional 130% Genoa, Cruising Shute and Spinnaker were available.

After sometimes struggling stowing my fully battened main, I wished I had specified in mast reefing, the following made life much easier:
Fit small round PVC discs at the leech end of the sail, directly opposite the mast shackle where the sail folds. When the sail is lowered, all you have to do is align the discs over the centre of the boom, knowing that this will fold the sail neatly and quickly.
The discs were fitted by a local sail maker during winter storage for just a few pounds, and while he was about it I asked him to replace those horrible plastic shackles with reinforced webbing sewn to the slides. This all makes for a much easier and neater stowed sail.

Barry Powling, Khamsin {Brittany France}