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Norm Rhines

Ben

we fly our 440 drifter loose luft (Just hoisted from a shive on a "BAIL we mounted on top of the mast") and we have an extra ring on a 2 foot long wire to tack down the tack, to the front of the bowsprit . Please don't use the mast head shives to do this, as it will saw through the line as the sail pulls the line off to side. (you need to hank on the sail if you use the regular mast head lines.

Also we use a turning block at the boom gallows for the sheets as this has the best lead for shape.

A tip use the light weight poly line for the sheets on this sail as they can be the same size as your regular working sheets but won't deflate (because of weight ) the sail in really light wind.

Fair winds

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