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post #3 of Old 10-04-2012
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Re: Sailing dinghy w/o headsail

A high tech, low stretch line like Dyneema or Amsteel sounds like the way to go to me.
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If you can rig a block to where you attach the jib or at the top of the mast you might even get some mechanical advantage for tightening your substitute fore stay - if you have a cleat to put the new line through.
I was going to say that some aft rake in the mast can be a good thing but too much rake such that you are bonking your head on the boom is not.

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