It definitely does. This is what happens in Sag Harbor. Booms can be cut down if you want a permanent change or left long if you want to toggle sails between spars. I have two of those sails for sale on these forums.Hi
Does anybody know if a Rocket Interceptor sail will fit/work on Sunfish spars?
Have any standard booms broken with the center boom sheeting?It definitely does. This is what happens in Sag Harbor. Booms can be cut down if you want a permanent change or left long if you want to toggle sails between spars. I have two of those sails for sale on these forums.
That it does. The few people who used mid boom sheeting in the SH fleet (which I used to sail in) also had carbon booms - they are a very creative bunch. I still have one sail remaining if anyone wants it.Fulcrum says it won't fit and suggested I buy a rocket. I'll try one from Peter; I know it fits a Sunfish!
Fulcrum also won't ship to Canada.
Maybe there should be a vote on a new name. Like a “snooker” or something.The Sag Harbor guys haven't been complaining about the standard boom breaking, I wouldn't worry about it.
However, I do think the interceptor type rig would benefit performance and control wise from a stiffer boom.
With the foot attached to the boom like the regular sunfish sail, the rig depowers when the boom bends. This is what you're doing with the heavy "vang"*. When you vang the Sunfish hard the bend pulls the sail into a flatter shape. The interceptor type sail being loose footed will do the opposite, bending the boom will increase the draft of the sail as the effective length of the boom is shortened. This leaves you with gust response of your sail powering up. You can clearly see the boom bending in the photo attached in the previous post.
The flexibility of the yard however should help you in the gust, with the leech tension dropping and the head twisting off in the gust.
Finn sailors have been playing with different stiffness masts for the past 60 years. Softer masts for heavier wind and lighter sailors, most competitive Finn sailors have multiple masts with different stiffness.
* is it really a vang when it doesn't really control sail twist? I've always felt calling it a vang on sunfish was confusing because its use on a sunfish is so different then most other modern types of rig...