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Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:20 pm

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Michel wrote:
I think so. There is still some life in them and I don't race! ;)


Not much life looking at the angle of the boom. Racing or not bad sails is like driving a Yugo that needs a tune-up, has bad shocks and firing only on two cylinders.

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Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:43 am

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wdscobie wrote:
Michel wrote:
I think so. There is still some life in them and I don't race! ;)


Not much life looking at the angle of the boom. Racing or not bad sails is like driving a Yugo that needs a tune-up, has bad shocks and firing only on two cylinders.



Quit talking about my car like that!



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Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:57 pm

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So far I only sailed the boat once and in light wind. The boat was moving along fine upwind. I will simply get a new main if needed.

ImageDSCN4844 by Michel Boulet, sur Flickr

Is that boom angle so bad?... :|

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Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:30 am

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Michel wrote:
Is that boom angle so bad?... :|


Aft end lower than the gooseneck shows the leech is a mess. The huge bag I can see in the forward and lower half of the sail. It looks well blown out!

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Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:26 am

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I will surely see how it sails in some more wind the next time I put her in the water. I will roll the sail some bit on the boom (rolling boom) if needed but I may get a brand new main for next season if it really sails bad. :)
I also want to find or make myself a reefing claw.

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Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:14 am

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From looking at the photos, I'm thinking the problem might not be the leech but the luff. I would first try to lower the gooseneck and see if that helps. If the gooseneck is as low as can be then a new main is probably in order or maybe you can get it recut for now.



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Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:33 am

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You could be right Jacques. After all, it was the first time I was rigging that boat. I was not at home on her like on my Piper! ;)
Next time I should make it better.
I'll see. :)

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