Go for a proper cunningham
No, not really. While you could, you would not be getting the results that you seek which is a movement of the whole draft forward. Doing so would only tighten the luff above the first reef mark making the leaving the bottom part of the sail baggy and very inefficient. And when you consider the boom on a R26 is already set so high above the deck, you would be leaving a lot of the main to work against you while going to weather. If the mainsail has a few years of working life left, you would be better served to take it into a sail loft and allow them to properly install a cunningham point so you can enjoy the full benefit of the intended result. It would be money well spent. Like my grandpa always said, "When you go cheap, you get cheap."
Last edited by JohnRPollard; 12-18-2009 at 11:06 AM.
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