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03-31-2010 10:27 AM
zz4gta [QUOTE=Rewards;587394]My tackline exerts serious pressure on my bow pulpit, what do you think about the "tacker" that wraps around the furled fore sail?[/QUOTE]

How does this happen? Where does your tackline attach on your boat?
03-30-2010 10:43 PM
jackdale [QUOTE=Rewards;587436]any worry about the tacker chaffing the furled sail?[/QUOTE]

None - The plastic on the ATN Tacker is very smooth.

BTW - I do not like the cloth only tackers; they do not slide easily and the stitching breaks.
03-30-2010 10:38 PM
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chaffing

any worry about the tacker chaffing the furled sail? or maybe snap a block at the tacker set low then cleat the tackline for easing the luff.
03-30-2010 10:10 PM
jackdale [QUOTE=Rewards;587394]My tackline exerts serious pressure on my bow pulpit, what do you think about the "tacker" that wraps around the furled fore sail?[/QUOTE]

I like the tackers. It helps to provide much better control and shape.

The only downside is on roller furler systems in which the genoa sheets and the bulk of the sail prevent the tacker from rising without a boost.
03-30-2010 09:44 PM
Rewards
chaffing

My tackline exerts serious pressure on my bow pulpit, what do you think about the "tacker" that wraps around the furled fore sail?
03-05-2010 01:52 PM
mackconsult Ask your local North Sails rep to come it with you. He will show you how to properly sail it.
02-28-2010 07:32 PM
svHyLyte On a 24,000 lb yacht with a good 5' of free board, if you had the rail 4-6" from the water, you definitely had the sail overloaded.
02-28-2010 11:47 AM
rdw I am relatively new and low on hte learning curve. I have a 46' Morris sloop and a .75 oz Noth Sails asymetrical. The second time I used it I was in 5-6 knots of air and sailing on what I would estimate as a broad reach. We made what I thought was a very good jib, outside. We were sailing a near recripical course. the boat was doing about 7 knots and was healed enough to have the rale 4-6 inches from the water line. An then the sail ripped from top to bottom. In looking at it on autopsy, it ripped across the junction of the upper and mid panel and then down the luff edge.
Comments?
Was I sailing too near the wind (broad reach)?
With the boat doing 7 knots and the rale 4-6 inches from the water was I putting too much tress on the sail.
Is this too light a weight for a relatively heavy boat?
Should I just buy a power boat?
07-17-2007 07:36 PM
jimmalkin Cap'n Snowy - This was a great essay. In terms of use of snuffer, we use a sock on the aspinn for our 50' cutter and the only issue I have is that you need to be careful/methodical with sheets, leads and a clean hoist of the sail in the sock prior to flying. Up and flying clear, the snuffing runs quite smoothly - just make sure your snuffing line is clean and not twisted or around the sail (which would preclude a clean hoist.) In fresh air, run down, blanket the aspinn behind the main and she'll snuff well.

2 points - I replaced the fuzzy braided snuffer line with a stronger synthetic and have found that moving the sheets lead forward (snatch block) helps in running to get the shoulders of the aspinn up and drawing.

Go get 'em.
02-27-2007 01:52 PM
Donald Munro Good essay! Need another one on the snuffer. That is where the problems lie. Was the sail inserted carefully? How did it get twisted inside? Why is it jamming on the hoist? Did the sail come down on the same side it went up? Is it going up on the same side it came down last time?Are the sheets led fair? Do different crew get their mitts on it from hoist to hoist? What's that tangled mess of line at the foot of the snuffer? Oi,oi the winds UP, time to snuff.NOW WHAT?
Currently we hoist from the mast and take down in the cockpit, just like the big boys. Used snuffer anyone? Cap'n Snowy.
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