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post #9 of Old 10-02-2012
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Re: Sailing close hauled?

I'm sure you checked this but to make the thread complete:

Make sure your topping lift is slack when the mail is hoisted.
The topping lift if tight will mess up the sail shape.

Also the bolt rope on old sails will shrink. This will cause the luff to be tight and the leach loose.
You will see that the boom dips to the stern when the sail is hoisted and the topping lift slacked.

Last edited by davidpm; 10-02-2012 at 07:12 PM.
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