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Re: main sail blown?
Yeah I felt there was something wrong when I found it was so easy to push the foot of the sail at dock.
I changed my leech reef line attachment a bit and I also added purchase in the form of an extra block.
That's the only picture I took:
I think the shape looks much better I let the leech rope out a little. The foot is much tighter that it used to and when I tightened it all the way that crease on the leech disappeared. but I will have to try it to be sure. I just need to find the right crew to go out with.
I also feel like I can play with the rope at the luff on the lower part of the sail. If I tension it more, I can flatten the lower part of the sail a little more. Currently it is locked with a knot but I could play with it too.
I do have a traveler I let the cart follow the main to get a little more tension out of it. Just for info I do not expect the vang to change the mast shape. Just to keep the boom from lifting up when I let the main sheet out a little
Last edited by flo617; 07-18-2013 at 03:41 PM.