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Old 05-07-2011, 18:42   #1
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Hunter 310.....sail stops about 3 feet short of going to the top of the mast....I have tried everything I can think of....Any ideas ? Help is appreciated !
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Old 05-07-2011, 18:44   #2
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release the boom vang
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Old 05-07-2011, 18:44   #3
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Is it the correct main? Maybe it's not a full hoist.
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As I typed my question, that occurred to me. Thank you for confirming.....and for taking the time to respond!!!!!!
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Old 05-07-2011, 19:34   #5
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release the boom vang
And the mainsheet.
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Re: Mainsail

Maybe the boat had more weatherhelm than the PO wanted and he had the sail shortened.
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If the sail is from another boat, was the boom raised to clear a bimini ??
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If the sail is from another boat, was the boom raised to clear a bimini ??
If the boom was raised, would not the luff be too long?
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Release the out haul.
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Do you have a Cunningham?
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:47   #12
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Re: Mainsail

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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These are very different situations with different causes and cures. Give us some help here!
Or maybe a photograph.
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Aarrgh Jim, why spoil it I was going to ask if he is sure he is on his own boat
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Aarrgh Jim, why spoil it I was going to ask if he is sure he is on his own boat
Yes, that is one problem with production boats -- you could easily get the wrong one!!

Also, we should ask him if the problem with the mains'l is worse after happy hour.

OP, we await clarification...

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