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My bulkhead compass has the clinometer, but the lubber lines don't move, could they be stuck or am am reading wrong? Obviously wouldn't want them to turn.
As I remember the lubber lines stay vertical but do no rotate. Then you just read the number on the clinometer. Sounds like yours may be stuck.
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On a boat like the J24 with a tiller you have one on both sides of the cabintop so you have a good line of vision on each tack



But i always liked my mast mounted sailcomp the best and the fluxgate compass is great IMHP

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On a boat like the J24 with a tiller you have one on both sides of the cabintop so you have a good line of vision on each tack



But i always liked my mast mounted sailcomp the best and the fluxgate compass is great IMHP
Ok, but I see somthing else. What do you call they way you have rigged the tack of you main sail? Looks like the tack connection is actually above one slide. I might need to do somthing like this to get my main sail to fit correctly.
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it is a cunningham pretty standard at least on race boats

There are no winches for haylard so that one and the one on the jib allow a lot of sail shape changes fast and easy

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it is a cunningham pretty standard at least on race boats

There are no winches for haylard so that one and the one on the jib allow a lot of sail shape changes fast and easy
It looks like the lower 6 inches or so of the main sail at the tack will always be loose as there is nothing holding it down. Is that what someone refered to as a loose tack?
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You dont see it well in the picture BUT there is a pin in the boom holding the sail

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The photo shows a Cunningham. It is used to adjust the luff tension on the main which helps controls the draft.
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You dont see it well in the picture BUT there is a pin in the boom holding the sail
I believe you, but I blew up the pic and still don't see a connection of the tack of the sail to the boom- I do see the cunningham connection.
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I believe you, but I blew up the pic and still don't see a connection of the tack of the sail to the boom- I do see the cunningham connection. Regards
I agree, it looks like the Cunningham tension has eased the pressure on the tack enough that it slid off the tack horns.

Does that qualify as a "loose footed main"?

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I agree, it looks like the Cunningham tension has eased the pressure on the tack enough that it slid off the tack horns.

Does that qualify as a "loose footed main"?
I don't know but I was messing with my main sail the other day and basically they way you have it rigged is the only way I can get proper luff tension. For some reason I cannot get enough luff tension with the main halyard but if I use the main haylard in conjunction with the cunningham, I get good tensioin. I wonder if my slides jam going up then need to be pulled down to free them up?
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