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Old 17-02-2014, 22:46   #16
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Re: jib trim question...

Sounds like the sail doesn't fit your track. Did you give them track position when ordering the sail? The sheeting position needs to be further forward the further off the wind you are. We are moving our car 1000mm forward between upwind and running.

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Old 18-02-2014, 00:15   #17
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Re: jib trim question...

You could try raising the sail a little higher, if you have the room on the forestay, so there is more downward tension on the leach. Add a shackle the the tack of the sail and raise the entire sail that couple of inches. Though that in turn may affect the sail on other points of sail.

But as others have mentioned a snatch block, working as a barber hauler, may also be your answer. But a head "falling off" is not unusual on a beam reach- its not desirable either, but not unusual.

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Old 18-02-2014, 00:29   #18
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Re: jib trim question...

Originally Posted by OldFrog75 View Post
So we're reaching (beam to close) with a 100% jib and the middle tell tales are flowing nicely but the top 20-25% of the sail is collapsing. We've got the car as far forward as we can get it so the leech is tight.

What's the solution?

BTW, brand new sail; might be cut wrong?
A tweaker or barber-hauler. You need to be able to pull the clew to leeward (or outboard) a bit.

It's pretty normal for a jib to be cut to suit close-hauled sailing. On a reach, you'll often find if you get the middle part of the sail trimmed right, the top will be undersheeted, and the bottom oversheeted.

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