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Join Date: Aug 2007
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Main backwinding while using 150%
When I use my #1 obviously it has a bit of overlap, but the weird part is that it looks like its throwing wind on the lee side of the mainsail. This completely dissrupts the main and the only way to fix it has been trimming in the main and moving the traveler all the way to winward. My traveler is over 4.5' long so that gives you an idea of how much adjustment I have to make.
I know this opens the slot quite a bit and would like to know if there is a better way to keep the main in trim and still keep up my speed. I tried rigging a cuningham but it didn't seem to do much. I've just never seen a traveler over that far to windward before.
Merit 25 # 764 "Audrey"