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Old 07-08-2013
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Re: main sail blown?

It does look like the sail is fairly well blown. Look how far aft the point of maximum draft is. If it's that far aft in light winds it must be really aft in heavy ones. Your focus should be on moving it forward.

But something odd is happening to the lower few feet of the sail. You say this is with the first reef? It looks like the lowest ring is not attached to any slide on the mast track.

The second point up is attached but not tightly. I don't think you should have that huge gap between the sail and the mast.

It looks like there is some kind of loose luff line that isn't working or tensioned properly.
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Last edited by MarkSF; 07-08-2013 at 03:04 AM.
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