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C&C 30MK1 main sail slug size?

I have replaced the slugs off the main sail on my C&C 30MK1 not sure but it seams to get stuck a lot what raising and lowering the sail? I may have used the wrong size? Any Idea the correct size for this mast?
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I'll be at my boat Friday and will measure them for you then if you don't get another answer first.

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I'll be at my boat Friday and will measure them for you then if you don't get another answer first.
Thanks. The ones on my boat seam to be too small. My main gets stuck gowing up and coming down. I will be wanting to single hand this boat later and need the hank on sails to be smoth. Thanks for your help. I think they may be 3/4 but not sure.
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Re: C&C 30MK1 main sail slug size?

Have you cleaned the track and lubed it?

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Have you cleaned the track and lubed it?
UH! no. Your suspose to clean and lube the track? I will lookinto that. HAHAHA . sorry new at this. It just looks like the slugs are catching in the track like they are too loose.
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Re: C&C 30MK1 main sail slug size?

When the sails are overpowered with wind and the boat heels excessively, bleed some of it off. Even though power is decreased, the boat may find better footing and sail faster.

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Excessive heel will slow you down and increase weather helm, which will also slow you down because you'll be applying constant rudder to hold course. There are lots of things you can do other than just easing the sails off. I'd highly recommend a couple of books: Sail and Rig Tuning, Ivan Dedekan or North Sails "Fast Course". They'll tell you a lot about adjusting your rig and sails for different conditions.
The C&C 30 will handle quite a lot of weather if you know how to tune it. Ease the traveler then the mainsheet if necessary to reduce weather helm. Flattening the main (tighten outhaul and vang) will help depower. tightening the backstay will help flatten your genoa. You'll want to reef the main or downsize the jib if you still need to depower. During a race upwind if I'm overpowered I often just let the main off until it's backwinded considerably-- C&C sailors jokingly refer to this as a "speed bubble."
There's really a lot to learn and I'd recommend the above books

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Excessive heel will slow you down and increase weather helm, which will also slow you down because you'll be applying constant rudder to hold course. There are lots of things you can do other than just easing the sails off. I'd highly recommend a couple of books: Sail and Rig Tuning, Ivan Dedekan or North Sails "Fast Course". They'll tell you a lot about adjusting your rig and sails for different conditions.
The C&C 30 will handle quite a lot of weather if you know how to tune it. Ease the traveler then the mainsheet if necessary to reduce weather helm. Flattening the main (tighten outhaul and vang) will help depower. I have a stiff arm or boomvang . do you mean flatten the sail by dropping the boom? tightening the backstay will help flatten your genoa. You'll want to reef the main or downsize the jib if you still need to depower. During a race upwind if I'm overpowered I often just let the main off until it's backwinded considerably-- C&C sailors jokingly refer to this as a "speed bubble."
There's really a lot to learn and I'd recommend the above books
The other day I was on a close broad reach and the boat was at 20% and I let the main out the boat went to around 12% and excelerated nicely. So I guess I had her too tight?
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Re: C&C 30MK1 main sail slug size?

Get telltales on your main and jib and learn to use them. The books will explain. The longer I sail (50 years now) the more telltales I add.

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