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Re: Easing the Mainsheet
There are also cam cleats that don't have turning blocks in the cockpit, leading the lines up and aft. This causes a lot of chafing on the lines, as you can imagine! I love this boat, though. Going to just work on a little bit at a time.
Cleats for which lines, where? Don't assume the PO didn't know what he was doing, there might be a good reason for their location.
With regards to trimming the main, I have found that leech telltales are the most useful. Put a telltail on the trailing edge of each of the top 3 batten pockets. If the telltales are streaming back then you have good flow. If they are hiding on the leeward side,, you are over trimmed. If the top telltale is hiding you have too much leech tension(not enough twist). Ideally when sailing upwind all 3 telltales should be streaming with the top one flicking to leeward occasionally.
A pack of telltales is the cheapest, most useful tuning tool you will ever find!
1979 Santana 30 Tall Rig
Last edited by SchockT; 08-24-2013 at 06:27 AM.