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Re: Asymmetrical Spi & Foil Headstay

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Originally Posted by Tansailr View Post
We're considering buying a socked asym for our J29 that's sometimes sailed shorthanded. Not having a sprit the tack can fly free or we could mount a tacker on the furled headsail. This latter approach concerns us.....would a puff end up bending the foil? Thoughts would be appreciated! Thanks.
This is a contentious issue, right up there with anchors. I am a fan of tackers, I have never had one damage a foil.

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