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I'm on a diet now..
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No need, sort your rig out.

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If we're being pedantic a cunningham isn't quite the same as a downhaul, even though they have the same effect.
A cunningham eye is an eye in the luff a few inches up from the tack. Given a sail which has a track on the boom and a fixed point for the tack, usually a pin on the boom, a downhaul cannot be fitted. So to get the same effect the downhaul equivalent goes to the cunningham eye, and when you whack the control on there's a big crease below the eye. A downhaul, by contrast, goes to the tack eye, and the tack goes up and down with the control, rather than having a fixed position.
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So.. that explains why you have those totally stupid two eyelets in the foot of the sail when one would do.. And.. the lower one is always too close to the boom, it's always seemed totally senseless to me. I have to rig up to the top one then back to the bottom one so the pull is half as much. I mean why would you want to crease the foot of the sail needlessly.. Totally stupid.
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Originally posted by Jack Sparrow

No need, sort your rig out.


My rig is more perfect now than when they made it.

I used to admire dinghy sail builders..

I don't now.
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Originally posted by iGRF

the lower one is always too close to the boom,

I imagine it saves having people whinging that they are losing out on sail area in light air because the tack is a few inches higher than the black band. Believe it or not there are people who would think that important.

If the sail is fitted in a track on the boom then the two holes are more or less essential. Its not something I favour though: I think all my sails have been loose footed with a downhaul (or at least set that way) since about 1975.
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Ah yes, that makes sense, like those awful Solo sails totally destroying their lower entry with that being in the track lark, are they allowed not to have the sail in the boom track?
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Today I got in the back strap on a blinding reach, Iíve also pretty much got the upwind wiring dialled and I am a happy bunny. I was made for this boat that is if it stays together long enough.
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Originally posted by iGRF

Today I got in the back strap on a blinding reach, Iíve also pretty much got the upwind wiring dialled and I am a happy bunny. I was made for this boat that is if it stays together long enough.

Smile told you you'd like it.
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It took me half the race and being right at the back DFL behind even the worse sailors we've got, then on a reach I finally manned up and almost by accident wired and was sort of surfboard style then I stepped up on the rail and it started to head up like it would on a board and I thought 'it's footsteering, which it was, banged the other foot in the position I'd have it on a windsurfer on a reach Which was on the back strap and there I was stood up, playing it with my feet exactly like you would a board and did it take off..

So the next beat I got out on the rail upwind and began to wind them back in, it was too late to get right to the front but I had the most enjoyable race I think I've ever had in a dinghy. I keep playing it over and over in my head and can't wait to get out again.. Pity I've got to go away for a week to a wedding.. this is going to be a great summer (wind permitting).
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