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Post: "Forestay And Jib Luff Tension"

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Gary Burton

Stephen Yoder wrote:
Gary Burton wrote: Went sailing last Saturday in about 25 knots of wind. Started out with yankee and one reef in the main, but the rail was in the water so put another reef in the main.
We were not able to go very fast, about 5.5 to 6 knots on a beam reach and slightly less at about 60 degrees of apparent wind.
A boat that was out took some pictures that I will link to, that show a bow in the headstay and that the jib luff was not near tight enough.
So my question is: how much does this affect boatspeed? I also have too much weight in the stern so need to address this as well..

Can't answer your questions, Gary, but Man! the boat looks great out there.
Thanks Steve.

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