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post #13 of Old 02-13-2013
SimonV
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Re: old sails?

Quote "Again, having sailed in only 2 boats in my lifetime, and one of those boats being my own, it's hard to say how baggy my sail is. It does LOOK baggy to me though. As mentioned above, even with the outhaul fully tensioned, the sail fully raised, and the vang tensioned, the bottom 10-12 inches or so of the foot looks kinda like a deflated plastic bag. It's like I can't apply enough force anywhere to make that part taut." End Quote.

It sounds like you are not releasing the main sheet or boom vang enough when hoisting the main.

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