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    Posted: 30 Sep 19 at 8:10pm
The purpose of the clew strap it to prevent the clew getting steadily further from the boom as you ease the outhaul (which results in the boom getting lower and lower and, possibly more importantly, sail control getting more and more sloppy). It looks as if the clue hook runs in a track on the boom on the Quba so that does the job just fine.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jas_Quba Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Sep 19 at 7:43pm
Thinking about it, my outhaul runs in a track in the boom - maybe that negates the need for a tie down? The previous owner modified the control so you only pull it to tighten it via a small block, then jam it in a one sided cleat thing...
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Usually the Q'ba has a continuous outhaul, and it is the hook which is tied round the boom, not the sail itself. Went looking for a photo on Google, but they were either hooked on wrong or not clear.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jas_Quba Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Sep 19 at 12:08pm
Ah ok thank you I'll look into that - learn something new every day!
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Looks like you might be missing a clew tie down. Ties clew of sail down to the boom.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jas_Quba Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Sep 19 at 8:42pm
Yes those shifty winds... sometimes my wind indicator spins more than an anemometer!
There are some club Fireflys but its mostly Solo's and Lasers that lap me! I have crewed once on a Wanderer which was great (and comfy after my Quba!) so yes I must do it more and glean more knowledge from the regulars - though I do get plenty of advice thrown my way as they come past!
And yes a great repair - my mate (an engineer) did a tailoring course a while back, and his wife used to work in a sail shop - useful people to know!
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First class repair on that sail.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Sep 19 at 6:58am
Heaving with them!

Lovely place to sail, and especially to learn about wind shifts! A while since I've sailed there, but if Firefly sailing is still strong, crewing is a great way to learn how to get a boat round a course quickly.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jas_Quba Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Sep 19 at 9:55pm
New Forest - Spinnaker SC. Plenty of coaches available I believe!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Sep 19 at 8:48pm
Coaching would certainly make a difference, even if informal. Where are you based?
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