Self-Tackers

Examples of headsails that can take care of themselves.

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When it comes to boats, new ideas often have their roots planted deep in tradition. The relatively modern Hoyt jib boom, a mainstay on Island Packets, has been designed to maximize sail shape on different points of sail.Billy Black

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The origins of the Hoyt boom, harken to the club-footed jibs found on sloops that have long plied the coast.Steve Callahan

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A Morris M-Series sloop uses an intricate track and car.Billy Black

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A simple two-part block can work well, too.Billy Black