Thread: Open Top Sails
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Old 20th November 2008, 10:29 AM   #1
howieP
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Default Open Top Sails

Hi All,

A question on flex top sails.

Do you guys used to offset your extension by an increment to compensate the overshoot of the mast over the head strap of small sails in order to attain a better sail twist?

I found that no matter how I tighten the head strap of my open top sail, still I can't prevent the mast from shooting out for an inch or so on the top after downhauling.

The open top design is to broden mast compatibility of the sail. Can I ask if the designer would have a practice to take into account the undesired shortening of luff when they're marking the recommended luff. As a end-user, do I have to manually lengthen my extension by an extra step to combat effect of the overshoot?

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