INTRODUCING CHUCK PAINE’S INVENTION- THE PAINE DVT!
The PAINE DVT (stands for Dang Vang Thangs) are a series of fiberglass or carbon fiber battens extending all the way from the leech to the luff of a jib. They have the following characteristics:
1. They are parallel to the luff of the jib, thereby permitting it to be roller- furled.
2. They extend from the leech to the foot of the sail, thereby preventing the foot of the sail rising up as the jib sheet is paid out.
3. They are both cheap to install and effective. They cost perhaps one- twentieth the price of other more clumsy means of preventing the jib-boom from rising, are visually unobtrusive, and do not present an intrusive and sometimes dangerous impediment to the use of the foredeck as is the case with other systems.
Note that when sailing wing and wing, the entire jib remains perpendicular to the wind. A conventional jib would be overtrimmed and stalled at the bottom, while the top would be out too far and ineffective.
French and Webb Boatbuilders of Belfast, Maine are the first licensed users of the PAINE DVT. York Marine will follow in the Spring, fitting this simple but effective invention to their new Chuck Paine design, the York 18.
- The York 18 will feature the newly invented PAINE DVT jib vanging devices and a roller-furling jib.