I need to fabricate a proper tack strap. The original sail had foot slides, but this one is loose footed. I like it.
Note the jury-rigged boom strap at the clew. I'll have to sew something better... although this worked perfectly.
Draft forward, lots flatter
- 8.62 oz High Aspect Dacron Mainsail
- Five full battens with adjustable battslide fittings
- 3 reefs
- UHMW wear strips
- Sail area equal to original design specifications
- Standard boom cover
And by way of comparison... Before. We'll be zipping to windward now!
Increased purchase. At about the same time I changed from 2:1 to 3:1 purchase. I changed the single block for a becket block and added a block to the upper becket. Not a big difference, but it allows me to do more adjustment without grinding
No swivels of the tackle with twist and friction will increase.