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Old 14-04-2016, 10:52   #1
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Taming of the sail....

So, the new sail is a beastie. I'm still working out sail controls etc.

It certainly is a LOT harder to flake on the boom, and I am concerned about over creasing a fabric that is somewhat more delicate than Dacron. I am halfway considering a stack pack sort of arrangement. I was thinking about building it from the Sailrite kit maybe.

And yeah, I understand that there will be some performance hit with weight and windage. I might be willing to suffer that to gain ease of use.

Whaddya think guys? Just build a bigger sail cover and maybe increase the lazy jacks? Or stackapacka? As it is right now, I raise the boom to the higher mast fitting before dropping the main....

Here's the sail in light air (again, still fiddling with sail controls....)
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Old 14-04-2016, 10:57   #2
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Re: Taming of the sail....

Stack pack. Easier on the new sail. Less chafing when dropping the sail and when reefed. Doesn't put hard creases in the sail like just lazy jacks.

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Re: Taming of the sail....

I like really big sail covers, but stack packs if made to fit loosely are really nice as well.

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