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Old 09-07-2011, 10:27   #16
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Hmmm... for the OP:

So far no one has asked the crucial question: do you mean that the sail stops short with the luff tight all the way from the tack to the headboard, or with slack remaining in the luff?

These are very different situations with different causes and cures. Give us some help here!

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There is slack in the luff....Have the right size sail on her... Believe the boom-vang too tight..... I will know in the morning
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:34   #17
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There is slack in the luff....Have the right size sail on her... Believe the boom-vang too tight..... I will know in the morning
OK, now we're getting somewhere! One further query: does the leech go tight when the hoist is stopped? If so, then either the sheet or the vang are too tight. If the leech isn't tight, then some sort of obstruction in the mast track or groove is a likely suspect.

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Re: Mainsail

Ok, this is a mystery. I'm anxious to here the outcome.

Vang left cleated, downhaul left cleated, cunningham left rigged, first reef left in , sheet left cleated, internal halyard caught somewhere in the mast, mast track obstructed, using wrong attachment point in the headboard of the main.

Did the problem just start or is this a new to you boat that you've never been able to raise the main completely on?

I hope it is a simple and easy solution.

Really anxious to hear the answer.
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Re: Mainsail

Some lubrication in the mast track might help. I use olive oil on a piece of paper napkin, fed in the track between the 2 upper slides. There are more expensive products, such as silicone grease.

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Re: Mainsail

for lubrication, use Dow Coring 111. Its a valve lubricant and sealant, but its great for everything. I use it on my mast, masthead sheaves hatch slides. It is also breathing safe. But this has nothing to do with this application.
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