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Old 13-10-2017, 03:27   #1
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sail rigged wrong?

i recently purchased my first boat,a naver 29,it gets taken out of the water soon for the winter.
i've started removing stuff and sorting it.The previous owner said the boat needed a new jib as the one with it was the wrong size but it will work until i get a new one,i opened up the jib to take a look and repack it for the winter and it appears to have its lines tied to the wrong corner.
i can't get a good photo as i have nowhere dry to fully open it up but i'm assuming the lines should tied to the corner with the big metal loop (tack?) and where they're currently tied is the front bottom (clew?)of the sail
is the blue material the uv resistant stuff?and if so that would be on the bottom and back of the sail? so when wound on the roller furler the white material would be covered?
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Re: sail rigged wrong?

Seems to me, you've got it right.
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Seems to me, you've got it right.
thanks,
i wonder if that explains why it didn't fit very well?i might not need a new one after all!
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Re: sail rigged wrong?

You've got your terminology backwards, but otherwise you are correct.

Where the sheets are currently tied is the front bottom corner a.k.a. TACK.
They should be attached to the bottom rear corner a.k.a. the CLEW.

And yes, the UV strip will be on the bottom (FOOT) and rear edge (LEECH) of the sail.
The front edge (LUFF) is the one with the sewn in rope at the top of your first photo.
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Old 13-10-2017, 05:08   #5
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Re: sail rigged wrong?

What StuM just said, which is great news for you. The previous owner had the clew of the sail where the tack should be. It happens, I guess.
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Re: sail rigged wrong?

Most of this type stuff is available online should you need it in the future.

I did a search of sail nomenclature and got the following:

https://www.google.com/search?q=sail...=1507893497804
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Re: sail rigged wrong?

Thanks for the info, i am making an effort to learn all the various names for everything,its just taking a while to beat it in...
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Re: sail rigged wrong?

You are correct. Along the top of your photo is the luff of the sail - the front. It looks as though it has luff tape on it. This tape slides into the groove on your roller furling foil which is the metal tube running up from your roller furling.
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Thanks for the info, i am making an effort to learn all the various names for everything,its just taking a while to beat it in...
It can take a while if you are a new sailor.

Those terms (plus head) got repeatedly reinforced for me because I had to mount a spinnaker on my last beach cat before every race, and you usually have to go by the name or the letter on each point because a spinnaker can be quite a mess when you first pull it out of the sail bag each week during setup

............and then if the wind is blowing hard on the beach during setup, it can get complicated so you are somewhat forced to learn fast
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