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Old 06-08-2013
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Re: main sail blown?

But I'm not insulted. I'm very confused. I've done what you're about to do dozens of times. I've been there...done that and got the "T" shirt.

I've never lost a rig nor have I ever ended up with a poorer performing boat. I tune both monohulls and catamarans. A blown sail can be compensated for with sail controls to some extent. You tighten the halyard as tight as you can get it and do the same on your outhaul. Hundreds of sailors do this every day. Weather helm is usually caused by poor rig tuning and only takes an hour or so to tweak the boat.

I have step by step instructions on tuning a rig on my website but honestly the Selden page is the best tuning guide on the internet.

Engineer or not, try it before discarding the advice.
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