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how to make a marconi sail
Im new to sailing and have been experimenting with sailing my kayak, I guess i made a marconi sail, just a basic right triangle, out of poly tarp, its great down wind, but just about 45 degrees from running, after that i just get pushed sideways, I dont know if im doing something wrong (most likely).
When i go straight down wind i have the boom out at around 80 degrees, When i try to go 90 degrees from running i pull it in to 45 degrees, but that doesnt do the trick, Is that what I should be doing? Ive never sailed anything before, I have a rudder I built too.
I tried to tack but im sure you can guess how that went.
Basically im looking to know if marconi sails should have any special curves or what not, or just a flat cut.
Also looking for some tips to get me started, cant afford lessons either.