OK Gentlemen (Rich/Bubblehead) it is great what you are saying, but be advised I'm working with a almost 40 year old deck-stepped mast and an not original added rollerfurling system that has 3 extra links on the bottom of the main-stay and I do not have a quick adjustable (double chained) back-stay. The only adjustment (turn-buckles) I have are on my 6 shrouds (4 lower & 2 upper with single spreader) and single back-stay. Pre-bending my 38ft tall old mast sounds iffy.
I don't know the exact age of my newest main sail but I expect 12-16 years old so yes it's lazy and blown out.
I'm not racing the boat I just want to get rid of some excessive weather-helm and thought flattening the sail (outhaul/cunningham) and leaning the mast slightly forward by taking out one of the snap-shackles would do that.
Hey when I windsurf I lean my mast forward to fall-off and pull it aft to go windward.
S/V "Sailmates" 1973 IRWIN 32 Classic
I want to live and sail forever, so far so good[/SIGPIC]
Last edited by EJO; 05-09-2011 at 03:28 PM.