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      We are looking at fitting a second headsail to our B37(2006) before setting off on some extended cruising.

      The options seem to be….

      A removable inner forestay from the second spreaders – but where to find/create a strong point on the foredeck and the possible need for runners? Then fit a smaller staysail with storm jib capability and a larger genoa/gennaker on the existing Furlex.

      Fitting an extended anchor roller/bowsprit to allow a rope furler/gennaker to be fitted up to the masthead. Then replace the original genoa (which seesm poorly cut) with a triradial 100% jib for upwind work. Would probably need a bobstay as well to secure the bowsprit.

      Fit a second close coupled foil. In Morlaix last year we saw a B37 with a second one close coupled about a foot behind the forestay.

      We already use an asymmetric kite tacked down to the bottom of the forestay or flown from the spinnaker pole.

      Has anyone experience of this on a B37 or other Bavaria. We are based in Poole, but would happily travel on the south coast to look/discuss any solutions.

      Thanks in anticipation.
      Dave and Suzanne


        You might haved a look at the anchor roller fitting. I replaced one of the coach bolts with an eyebolt an my B37 (2002) and from that I fly a multi purpose genoa – this has a kevlar luff rope and seems to work rather well. The limiting wind speed is about 15 knots upwind but it is a lot bigger than the standard genoa. I can fly the standard genoe & the MPG for downwind sailing.

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