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Old 13-08-2014, 23:15   #16
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Re: Square Head Main

Very elegant solution to this problem.
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Old 16-09-2016, 10:37   #17
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Re: Square Head Main

Quick question, would you see any problems of using an attachment point D to the third car on the track instead of the sail itself, thus no sail work?
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Quick question, would you see any problems of using an attachment point D to the third car on the track instead of the sail itself, thus no sail work?

It is what I did on our Lipari. I used a Dynema loop at the car. Seemed to work. The big trick is using low stretch line and getting the length just right so that the head sets right. I used 6 mm Dynema seemed to work quite well but took a while to get the length right.

I ended up removing it as in the end I didn't find it that much of a problem. I was going up to undo the sail bag anyway so I just hook up the sail at the same time. The admiral can't easily attach it due to her height rather than weight but using a Winchard 2774 quick release snap shackle with the string release means she can drop it easily. it also meant that when reefing the head stay attached.
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Re: Square Head Main

Looks to be a solution for this fellow (and many others) that seem to have problems with these square top mainsails.

New Square top mansail problem

I'll place a link on that other forum site.
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Re: Square Head Main

I cant get the link to work?
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Old 17-12-2016, 04:38   #21
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Very elegant solution to this problem.
Ajay we had this installed on Wide Ranger yesterday. See the short video below. You could be next

https://youtu.be/kFqKJ5mzCYs

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Re: Square Head Main

Seems like that video shows the sail snapping into the car. I prefer a solution that lets you drop the sail completely without having to go undo that snap in.. Think I'll stick with the simple line that solves the raising AND lowering.
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