National 12

General Boards => General National 12 chat => Topic started by: RichardB2 on 30 Jul 2014, 08:03

Title: Strop Location
Post by: RichardB2 on 30 Jul 2014, 08:03
Is there any reason why 12's tend to use strops on the transom as opposed to thwart?
Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Strop Location
Post by: John m on 30 Jul 2014, 10:20
Hi Richard
I assume you are referring to the mainsheet.
It is very simple in that at only 12 foot long space in the boat is at a premium.  Space is important as the boat can be unforgiving to poor fore and aft trim and the ability to move freely about the boat is highly important.  As a result most, but not all boats, are rear sheeted.