Thread: Hucker and mast
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Old 15th October 2006, 03:29 AM   #12
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Default RE: Hucker and mast

Actually, the luff/sail has no tension on it when hanging. The mast is perfectly straight -- or are you saying that they will bend because they are being held up by the endpoints (and therefore will sag slightly)? I would think this sag would be inperceptible, yes? I would just take the mast/sail off the rope loops it hangs from attach a mast extension, downhaul, attach a boom and go.

But I keep forgetting that the huckers are quick to rig. I'm used to dealing with sails that take longer to rig. And I've never been up here for more than a week or two. Now, I get the chance to spend a month+ up here, so leaving them fully rigged would definitely do what you say.

I may just stop the practice because they are easy to rig. I don't expect I'll ever have a huge quiver of masts, but I can see a need to put a sail on a different mast depending on the desired performance characteristics I'm after.
Starboard [Gemini, F-Type 148, iSonic 105], AHD [Convert 60, GT Special 73], Windsurfer
Neil Pryde [v8 9.8], Sailworks [Retro 8.0; Hucker 6.6, 5.6, 4.8]

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