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  • First Class 8 Tuning Guide | UK Sailmaker Experts
    Canvas Sail Care Drop Off Locations Service and Wash Repairs and Recut Sunstrips Sail Setting Melges 24 Impala First Class 8 J80 Cadet Asymmetric Spinnaker Used Sails News Contact tuning guide First Class 8 Tuning Guide Rake to transom bottom 12 650 metres Pre bend 150mm Cap shrouds PT2 Loos gauge 36 Inner shrouds PT2 Loos gauge 32 Summer Promotion Free delivery on all sails British Sails Manufactured and designed

    Original URL path: http://www.westawaysails.co.uk/sail-setting/first-class-8-tuning-guide/ (2016-02-11)
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  • J80 Tuning Guide | UK Sailmaker Experts
    get to a point where we are adjusting in full turns The chart you build for your boat may vary slightly on the number of full turns on or off to achieve maximum performance After you have set up the uppers to the correct wind speed sail the boat on both tacks checking the mast side to side and adjusting the lowers according to the wind speed After you have sailed the boat a while you can create a chart of the shroud tensions and the number of turns needed to be put on or taken off the shrouds for each significant change in wind speed Note that in heavy seas you will want to err a little bit on the light side for more power and in flat water you can err a little bit on the tight side We like to set the boat up for the lightest wind speed we expect to see Then if the wind speed changes significantly we adjust our shroud according to our chart in between races Having a base setting using your light medium numbers is a good way to leave the dock each day for the races It is easy to go up and down from there Develop this habit and you will find tuning the rig is not such a mystery but actually rather simple Sail Trim Mainsail Like other boats main trim on the J80 in keyed off at the end of the top batten In light to moderate air we trim the main so that the telltale on the top batten is stalled about 25 of the time As the wind increases the telltale will fly all the time In light to moderate air the back end of the top batten should be parallel to the centreline on

    Original URL path: http://www.westawaysails.co.uk/sail-setting/j80-tuning-guide/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Cadet Tuning Guide | UK Sailmaker Experts
    Heavy winds 15 30 knots Sea State Flat Choppy Flat Choppy Flat Choppy Rig tension 12 10 15 12 25 20 Jib tension Open leech Open leech 15 12 25 20 Barbahauler measurement from clew to mast 9 inches 10 inches 7 inches 7 8 inches 5 6 inches 6 inches Kicker None None tight Slack Very tight Tight Cunningham None None None None Pull on to de power Small

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  • Asymmetric Spinnaker Tuning Guide | UK Sailmaker Experts
    With greater acceleration the apparent wind angle is changing all the time so that aggresive trimming is required as the boat speed builds and an equally aggressive ease is needed to prevent a stall as the boat slows Over trimming is very slow On a close reach using telltales can help with accurate trimming the luff of the sail should only just curl On a broader reach ease the sheet out to achieve a bigger luff curl You will be surprinsed how far out it can go Tack line As the course opens up from a close reach to broad reach the tack line should be eased On a close reach the tack should be snug to the pole and as low as possible putting the luff of the sail into a flatter shape On a broader reach add power and allow rotation out from behind the main by easing the tack line Easing the tack line adds power but reduces pointing ability When broad reaching in a big blow you may not want to ease the tack line as far as you would in lighter air If your sail does not already have them we recommend fitting telltales 1

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  • Buy Used Sails and Second Hand Sails | Quality Used Sails
    you are looking for a racing sail cruising sail or traditional sail we may have something in stock to suit you We currently have a large range of used and secondhand sails for sale that are either ex demo sails or have been taken in as part exchange for a new sale Repairs alteration or adaptation to sails can be made by experienced sail makers All used sails are fully

    Original URL path: http://www.westawaysails.co.uk/used-sails-sailmakers/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Sailmaker News | Sails from UK Sailmakers
    team or collected from convenient collection and drop off points Sails are washed and treated with a anti fungal solution reducing airborne growth such as algae and mildew growth and staining Once cleaned they are fully checked serviced and any necessary repairs made and stored ready for the coming season Pollard sets his targets after national titles JOHN Pollard and his Xcellent team are looking forward to the World Championships and the Asian Cup this year after a successful finish to 2013 Pollard and his team have enjoyed a successful end to 2013 winning both the French and the Dutch National Championships He said they are now hoping to further their achievements in 2014 with the Asian Cup in Singapore and the World Championships in St Petersburg for this September Victory in the French National Championships held in the Olympic venue of Hyeres came at the end of November Held over the course of three days Pollard and his team dominated the first day of racing and finished by taking first place overall The week before team Xcellent went on to win the Dutch National Championships which were held in Torquay s twin town of Hamelin Both of the world class SB20 events attracted over 20 teams representing their home countries including Russia Belgium Germany and Italy Read more here New sailmakers for 2014 Invest in the future is one of our many mottos Long established South Devon College had an open day recently and we were fortunate enough to have the chance to meet some of the students One of whom is coming to join us at Westaway Sails as an apprentice in 2015 Wendy who has been with us for 38 years was very happy to show some sail making skills on the repair of a spinnaker Sailmakers

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  • Devon based Sailmakers Westaway Sails | Devon Sail Experts
    Melges 24 Impala First Class 8 J80 Cadet Asymmetric Spinnaker Used Sails News Contact Get in touch Contact Us Westaway Sails The Sail Loft Erme Bridge Ivybridge Devon PL21 9DU Tel 44 0 1752 892560 Fax 44 0 1752 895575 Email info westawaysails co uk Directions Westbound on the A38 Leave the expressway at the first Ivybridge exit At the end of the exit ramp turn right on to the B3213 and then turn right again after 150 yards Eastbound on the A38 Leave the expressway at the Ivybridge exit At the end of the exit ramp go right round the roundabout to cross the expressway then turn left on to the B3213 and left again after 1 4 mile Agents South Wales Marine Unit 4 Vale Court Alamein Road Morfa Industrial Estate Swansea SA1 2HY Tel 01792 463000 Email info sw marine co uk A2 Rigging Falmouth Marina North Parade Falmouth Cornwall TR11 2TD Tel 01326 312209 Email riggers247 hotmail co uk Castlemain Ltd Guernsey Channel Islands Contact Peter Pearson Tel 01481 721319 Mob 07781 101286 Email castlemain cwgsy net Germany Austria Switzerland Melges 24 Agent Contact Peter Göckel Tel 49 0 8192 996973 7 Email p goeckel t

    Original URL path: http://www.westawaysails.co.uk/contact-british-sailmakers/ (2016-02-11)
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