Restored my T21, had her on the water since July, loving every minute! A couple of questions for you experts:
1. Windward performance is not great but I can't help but think that having the jib sheeted on the leeward hull is part of the problem. 'The slot' between the jib and main is large yet the chord of the jib is very flat when the sail is in tight. On my dinghy cat the jib is sheeted about 30cm off the centreline (ok, its a much smaller jib). Has anyone experimented with a closer sheeting arrangement that they could describe/share with me?
2. When the main is reefed the main sheet is still lead from the rope traveller, right at the back of the boat. So when the main sheet is pulled tight, the bottom of the sail is flat and the leech very open which can't be helping my windward performance either. Has anyone experimented with another sheeting option?
3. I was out sailing in 15kn wind the other day. On Chichester bar there were some bigish waves as the boat dropped off a wave the front beam appeared to have a very slight visible flex (only a few millimeters). Obviously there is alot of pressure with heavy wooden mast. I have the rig tight but not bolt tight (the leeward shroud slackens a little to windward) and the movement in the mast must have an effect. The lashings feel tight. Should I be worried about a small amount of flex? Should I further tension the lashings (not quite sure how I'm going to get them tighter!)
4. I have a mooring site that I am not using. Do any of you T21 owners lay your own mooring tackle - what sinkers/anchors/chain are you using. The conventional metrics (heavy monohull) don't seem applicable. Many say cats have more windage and should need bigger tackle but T21 has very little windage.
Look forward to hearing from you and thanks.