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Old 02-03-2015, 15:03   #1
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Attaching the Main Sail

Hi folks,

I have a new to me Pearson P30, I haven't really looked at the boom yet (a lot of snow covering it) so I was wondering how do I attach the mainsail to the boom and mast on a P30? I know there are varying model specific methods.

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Old 02-03-2015, 15:32   #2
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Hi folks,

I have a new to me Pearson P30, I haven't really looked at the boom yet (a lot of snow covering it) so I was wondering how do I attach the mainsail to the boom and mast on a P30? I know there are varying model specific methods.

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Attach the sail to the lugs on the mast after sliding the bottom root (chord) of the sail along the top of the boom track on the boom, fasten the foot and the leach accordingly ..Attach halyard to head and raise...correct?
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Old 02-03-2015, 15:43   #3
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Thank you, I wasn't certain if the boom had a track.


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Im not either,most do though ,could have a different setup..good luck..
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Hi folks,

I have a new to me Pearson P30, I haven't really looked at the boom yet (a lot of snow covering it) so I was wondering how do I attach the mainsail to the boom and mast on a P30? I know there are varying model specific methods.

Thanks in advance,


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Have you looked at the mainsail?

The luff will have cars/slugs or a boltrope. Slide the cars/boltrope into the corresponding slot on the mast. Head of sail attaches to halyard.

The foot can be loose or not. Usually a non-loose footed main will have a bolt rope that slides into a slot on the boom. You will need to slide the foot on before the installing the luff on the mast in most cases. At the aft end will be a clew that is attached to the outhaul with a shackle. At the forward end the tack is attached to the boom or the foot of the mast.

The only "trick" I can think of is that in a car system the car entry slot is usually 12 inches or more up the mast. You slide the foot into the boltrope slot about 90% leaving some sail out. otherwise the bottom few cars won't "reach" up to the slot. I load a few of the bottom cars first, then start loading the cars from the head down.

The other trick is there are folks that will have you buy fancy "sailboat" approved car lube (graphite etc.) - I keep a bottle of dish soap on the boat. Every few hoists I douse the cars liberally with dish soap they slide easy up and they arguably clean the sail track.

(Jeez - what a post - this is way easier to do than it is to write - LOL)
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Thanks for your reply; quite descriptive!


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Minor detail - If you have reefing lines they will need to be rigged through their cringles.
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leave the main loose footed even if there is a bolt rope in the foot you will get a much better sail shape and if you need sails i have a great set off a p30 including 2 mains (1 never used new in box with battens) 2 spins 2 foresails ( 155 kevlar, 100 dacron) 2 spins carbon pole
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Thank you Robert that's good to know, I'll have a better idea in a month, at the moment the bay is frozen...


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