Last week, I was on a new Jeanneau
teaching an offshore
We had an in mast furling
unit that drove me nuts.
No matter what we did, the leech would luff when forward of about 70 degrees apparent wind
. The head
of the sail appeared to be 6" to 1 foot from the top of the slot the sail enters when furling
and unfurling, leading me to believe the halyard
had some slack.
I tightened the halyard
with the sail unfurled, with no result.
The leech was just kind of loose. They had no boom vang
, and the main sheet attached at about mid-boom. There was a boom brake
Any ideas why I had so much trouble getting the leech to remain taught on this type of setup?
Is it something that happens often with in-mast furling units?
Thanks in advance for any advice.