Originally Posted by Franziska
my boat has a double mainsheet system.
Usually it works wonderfully to control sailtwist on the main.
Still, yesterday I was puzzled by a strange S-Shape in the battens aft.
Rig is toprig without spreaders.
Do not think it's a result of the genoa
blowing into the main.
Anyone got an idea why this happens and what remedies might work?
Will try with more luff tension and more batten compression
Thanks for your thoughts,
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Well, I know this is an older thread, but I had forgotten about it till I was messing around with my full-battened main and genoa
a couple weeks ago. I could definitely get the S to form (exactly as shown in photo) when the genoa was backwinding the main while going as high as possible in under 10 knots of wind
. Let the genoa out a bit and S disappeared. More wind
, more luff tension, no S. Sorry I shoulda taken pics. Next time.