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Here is my problem. I don't know the name in English.
HEY CAM HELP ME HERE WITH THE NAMES, PLEASE
Here is what they do, and you should have 2 of them. One that runs along the edge of the foot, all the way to the tack, and one that runs the lenght of the leech all the way to the top of the sail, to the head.
As that litle cable comes out of the sail, you should have a cleat type of thing (also don't know the name of it). It allows you to pull and "curve" the sail's trailing edge, to modify the way air leaves your sail. Pull will curve it, releasing it will straighten it.
It allows some fine trimming on the sails. That is another tool I use a lot on my sails. Think of it as a FLAP on the wing of an airplane. Does not work with all winds and conditions.
Does your main sail have it too??
Go out in your boat and pull it. Look at sail shape. Its trial and error. Also helps reduce trailing edge vibration.
Hope I helped. Other American guys might give you the explanayion with the right terms.
Last edited by Giulietta; 12-01-2006 at 05:06 PM.