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Diane Tucker3319
Hello! I had so many nice replies to my question on boom tents! Thank you to everyone who responded. It appears I will be turning over the boat, the tent I sewed and all the rest to my 13 year old who loves dinghy cruising as I do. So that we can cruise together in more comfort than ever, I recently purchased an older West Wight Potter 15. I would love to hear from anyone else who has one that might be able to offer any tips they have on sailing, kitting out and possibly improving a WWP for cruising. That would include ideas for cooking, cockpit tents, useful gear and anything else you think might be valuable. This will be my first foray into sloops. My other boats have been luggers. Thank you, and wishing everybody all the best!
Diane
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JPH
Hello Diane,
              I sail a  gunter rigged dinghy either on my own or with my 13 yr old daughter as crew sometimes.

When single handing:  I  release the jib sheet just as I tack, complete the tack and then pull the jib back on the correct side as soon as possible.

I have seen a guy capsize when single handing in a gust and not  releasing the jib first !.

I made and fitted roller furling for the jib last winter, this is proving very successful this summer.

HTH.

Cheers. Jules
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Diane Tucker3319
Thank you for the advice, which I will heed carefully! Do you think you could make a Potter use a lug sail? Just curious.
Warm regards,
Diane
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Hello Diane,
              I sail a  gunter rigged dinghy either on my own or with my 13
yr old daughter as crew sometimes.

When single handing:  I  release the jib sheet just as I tack, complete the
tack and then pull the jib back on the correct side as soon as possible.

I have seen a guy capsize when single handing in a gust and not  releasing
the jib first !.

I made and fitted roller furling for the jib last winter, this is proving
very successful this summer.

HTH.

Cheers. Jules



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JPH
I have no idea if it could be converted to lug sail , I guess  ballance due to mast position may be an issue ?.

Jib Roller furling is probably your first and easiest modification to try, I love mine and it makes life single handing much easier.
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John Button 3320
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Hi Diane

I suggest that you join the west wight potter - uk yahoo group.

Lots of info and advice there.

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/westwightpotter-UK/info

I did send this before, but it seems to have got lost.

I've never heard of a lug rigged wwp.  From what I know of the boats, not a good idea.  They were originally designed for a modest gunter sloop rig, some later boats had a slightly larger bermudan main  There were a few made with junk rig, but it did not catch on.

Cheers and good sailing

JohnB
Hornpipe - WWP C type #112

Group owner, yahoo westwightpotter-UK group
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Diane Tucker3319
Thank you!
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From: John Button 3320 [via DCA Forum] <[hidden email]>
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Sent: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 22:01:14 -0000 (UTC)
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Hi Diane

I suggest that you join the west wight potter - uk yahoo group.

Lots of info and advice there.

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/westwightpotter-UK/info

I did send this before, but it seems to have got lost.

I've never heard of a lug rigged wwp.  From what I know of the boats, not a
good idea.  They were originally designed for a modest gunter sloop rig,
some later boats had a slightly larger bermudan main  There were a few made
with junk rig, but it did not catch on.

Cheers and good sailing

JohnB
Hornpipe - WWP C type #112

Group owner, yahoo westwightpotter-UK group



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