Sails & Rigging
Of particular note is that unlike most Folkboats, Aldo's mainsheet arrangement is set up for cruising rather than racing. The sheet blocks are attached to the aft deck, instead of to a traveler that runs across the middle of cockpit at washboard height. This gives us unfettered mobility about the cockpit; really nice for cruising!
How Aldo's rig is equipped:
1. Sitka spruce mast and boom. (Boom new, 2010).
2. Whisker pole. Douglas fir, replaced 2000 (using original bronze ends).
3. Boltrope feeder on mast (for mainsail), and mast groove stiffeners.
4. Mast top light – tri color and all-around white (anchor and running).
5. Main sail with 2 reefs, by Faber & Münker (Germany), 2000. Sail still has great profile.
6. Jib, by Hasse & Co., 2000. Sail still has great profile.
7. Standing rigging: stainless steel, heavier duty than Folkboat class specs. All replaced 2013.
8. Jumper stay adjuster : Mounted low on mast. (Replacing high up turnbuckles.)
9. Running rigging. All replaced 2013.
10. Vang: Has two attachment brackets on the boom.
11. Jib luff tensioner: 4-part-purchase blocks; pulls the tack toward the deck.
12. Jib fairlead blocks: Schafer # 32-88 on T-track.
13. Main and jib sheets: Replaced 2016.
14. Lazy jacks: E-Z-Jax System.
15. Preventer line.
16. Bosun chair: TopClimber brand, with ascender.