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main sheet split tail attachment 8 years 10 months ago #8635

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Is there a recommended length for these cords or does it vary between winning boats ? I would appreciate any advice.

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Re: main sheet split tail attachment 8 years 10 months ago #8638

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You need the tails long enough so that when you have tied them off on corners of the transom, they enter the block on the boom-end separately(when the mainsheet is pulled in tight for beating in medium winds)
If they join before they reach the block, you will lose the benefit of the split tail - the leeward tail will restrict the boom position & the boom will not be in the centre of the boat. This will reduce the ability of the boat to point high
Hope this helps

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Re: main sheet split tail attachment 8 years 10 months ago #8639

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The tails should be attached about 10inches forward of the transom, they should also be attached together with a bit of elastic, about a foot into each tail. That way the mainsheet does not get caught around the transom when you gybe.

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Phil
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Re: main sheet split tail attachment 8 years 10 months ago #8640

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Thanks Jeremy and Phil.
Dave

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