Genoa lead cars allow sailors to change the sheeting angle of the genoa so the sail has a more efficient shape. Not only for racers, people with furling genoas need adjustable leads when genoas are partially furled. Cars are available in both T-track and ball bearing configurations.
Typical Boat Length:
Small Boat: 22' - 28' (6.7 - 8.5 m)
Midrange: 29' - 34' (8.8 - 10.4 m)
Big Boat: 35' - 42' (10.7 - 12.8 m)
A pinstop slider car on ball bearing track is recommended for cruising boats that might upgrade to adjustable ball bearing cars.
Use an adjustable car for the #1 and #2 genoas. Use a pinstop car for the #3 and #4 jibs. Adjust the forward car with a pinstop slider or T-Track car.
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Use this low-profile system on racing boats with non overlapping jibs like the Farr® 40 and One Design 35. An inhaul is used to control slot size.
This jib traveler is used to haul the jib sheet block outboard for slot adjustment on Multihulls up to 21 ft (6.4 m).
The Crossbow is a self-tacking jib system designed for high-performance dinghies, skiffs, and catamarans under six meters (20').