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Old 18-10-2007, 13:00   #1
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I have an Assymetrical chute in a sock for Oh Joy that I've not flown yet. This chute has a plastic collar that goes around the furler with a downhual pulley attached to that collar. It has another plastic scoop for the sock that runs with a neverending line. Anybody familiar with these? Any issues or tricks? Thanks.
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Old 18-10-2007, 13:22   #2
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One thing that makes using a socked asym easier is to raise the chute in the sock before you connect the sheets and tack. Once up, you make sure there is no twist in the sock. There is either a black stripe or a seam that you can look up and use to take out any twists. Then connect the tack at the collar(, probably an ATN Tacker) and the sheets. The asym does not want to fly DDW, you will want to head off a bit to keep it flying cleanly.

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Cool, how far up do ya usually fly the collar (tack) with one of these?
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Start with it a few feet above the pulpit. When you are sailing deep downwind, the tack is high and the chute is very full. As you come up closer to the apparent wind the luff needs to get straighter, the sail flatter, so you use the downhaul to pull the tack down.

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Cool, thx Paul.
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