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Forum: Learning to Sail   12-11-2013
Replies: 10
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Posted By lowtide
Re: Why use a topping lift

In light air, the topping lift can be used to add more shape to the main, by lifting the boom without affecting the sheeting angle.


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Forum: Learning to Sail   11-29-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 7,283
Posted By titustiger27
Re: Near disasterous first sail

One of my favorite quotes is from Jimmy Buffett



I really believe the best stories are not about what when right, but what went wrong and we moved on.


I have been involved with several...
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-27-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 7,283
Posted By flyingwelshman
Re: Near disasterous first sail

re. Sail Track Stops:

I discovered these this season (after much frustration and a torn sail):

http://content.westmarine.com/images/catalog/large/108332.jpg

About $10.00 or so.
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-25-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 7,283
Posted By OZWILD
Re: Near disasterous first sail

The few short months we have been sailing "proper," we've yelled and screamed at each other, run aground, crash tackled the jetty with the bow, lost an antenna and six caps overboard, chosen the...
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-24-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,881
Posted By CorvetteGuy
Re: Why use a topping lift

Ours gets removed after the main is up and attached to a fixed point on the back stay. Quick to remove and attach, and stay out of the way of the sail.
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-23-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,881
Posted By 34crealock
Re: Why use a topping lift

Once you get the main sail up, slack off the topping lift enough so you can mange the sail without pulling on the topping lift. When you sheet in the main sheet too tightly you will stress the...
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