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Old 04-07-2011, 14:43   #1
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I just took delivery of a new asym. With the tack set to fly the sail about 4'; above my bow, it is still 6' short of maximum hoist. The sailmaker says that's OK. That 4-6' is needed to accomodate a sock (which I don't have). I question his statement. Your thoughts?

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Old 04-07-2011, 15:00   #2
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I'm not sure what your sailmaker was implying as a sock will only go up as far as the head of the sail where the halyards attached. The halyard should go to the top under most circumstances.

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Old 04-07-2011, 16:30   #3
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Sounds like it is too short for your boat.

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Old 04-07-2011, 17:39   #4
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Re: ASYM

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I just took delivery of a new asym. With the tack set to fly the sail about 4'; above my bow, it is still 6' short of maximum hoist. The sailmaker says that's OK. That 4-6' is needed to accomodate a sock (which I don't have). I question his statement. Your thoughts?

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South Haven, MI


I'm guessing he built the sail,,, if I'm right he screwed up the measurements and now making up excuses.. Just saying or thinking out loud
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I was thinking along the same as Capttman...
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The sailmaker says that's OK. That 4-6' is needed to accomodate a sock (which I don't have). I question his statement.
A sock only requires ~ 6"-12" plus hanging down on the head a few inches. Sounds all wrong to me. Get a second opinion, then return. Did you specify an allowance for a sock?

It is normal to ease the head off the masthead under certain circumstances, but only 12-18" as a general rule.
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