Main Sail shape question

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Re: Main Sail shape question

Postby on Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:04 pm

Here's another possibility, the Racelite RL-337:

You could screw it to the mast just below the track, and swing it up to keep the slides from falling out. The price is right, and it can't get lost.
This is how I remember it being done the last time I used a boat with a wooden mast - an early 50's Lightning.


JonLee wrote:I (as many other before me) found a track stop to be outrageously expensive. Instead, I ended up getting a track slide that had a thumbscrew on it: This worked just as well. To reduce the chance of losing it overboard (inconceivable!), I have it tied to a short length of spectra, which is in turn tied to a convenient spot on the tabernacle.
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Re: Main Sail shape question

Postby Arjen on Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:32 am

Mflyer65 wrote:Thanks Peter,
I also have a block of wood 3/4" at the base of the mast between the mast and the tabernacle. Measured I get about 3.5 degrees of rake.

I would start with the most easy experiment: get the block out of the tabernacle and find out wether or not you notice the disbalance...
If necessary: add stepwise small and thicker blocks. When you really need the full rake then you still can reduce the heighth of the boom gallows.
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