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Old 28-08-2008, 21:59   #31
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The value of the block is that the line can be led aft to mid ship so you can blow the tack keep sheet tight under main near
mid ship
and pull down sock then sail behind cover of main. no one has to go up on bow and pulling sock straight down on leach is
than going forward and pulling at angle also more secure
for working.

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Old 29-08-2008, 08:18   #32
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It's OK to hard mount the tack, but it does diminish your options if you change course or the wind veers. The assymetrical is a great addition to the arsenal, and one of its greatest merits is its flexibility. I suggest you simply run the tack pennant through the tack shackle, if not through a simple block, then to a cleat, so that, if you feel good about it, you can make minor adjustments as new conditions present themselves.

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Originally Posted by Tnflakbait View Post
Downhaul in tight on the reach.

Here is a short clip of us doing about 15 kts reaching with an assy.

Great video, but too short!! I'll be very happy if my boat sails as well as this!
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If you are going to trim the tack line then make sure it is around a winch. The load will be a lot more than you think.
For the same reason make sure any cleat can handle the load.

Have a long tail on the tack line so that you can blow it off from the cockpit to allow you to pull the sail in on the sheet and behind the main.
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just got back from dumaguete, had 3 glorious days of trimaran sailing, its truly something to sail as fast as the wind. although the wind was only 8 - 12 knots, still it was a lot of fun, sailing off the coast of cangmating area, where the southern tip of cebu is within striking distance, sailing round sumilon island and back, mystical island of siquijor is withing a couple of hours, but did not get that far. will try that adventure in my next sailing break, for now its back to my real job. till we sail again!

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