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That's why the outhaul is led back to the cockpit
By:Thierry/Cabo Rico 42
Date: 2/19/2011, 1:53 pm

Sits right next to the mainsheet winch and stopper. Makes it easy to control mainsail shape. It is actually one of the few lines led aft on my heavy-displacement cruising boat. I probably should also lead the cunningham hole stretcher aft.

Messages In This Thread

Loose footed main verses captured foot... advantages/disadvantages -- GeneC -- 2/19/2011, 6:21 am
Loosefoted will be more adjustable -- SG -- 2/19/2011, 7:09 am
I like the loose footed main -- Dan y -- 2/19/2011, 7:50 am
Shelf foot is more 'efficient' -- Rich H -- 2/19/2011, 8:17 am
I think that's a fallacy. -- Dan y -- 2/19/2011, 8:46 am
I would disagree -- Rich H -- 2/19/2011, 9:35 am
If a loose foot is less efficient, why do many (or most) racer's use it? -- SG -- 2/19/2011, 9:00 am
Obvious answer: control-abilty -- Rich H -- 2/19/2011, 10:10 am
What little is gained by an "end plate" is more than lost in shape... -- DDW -- 2/19/2011, 9:32 am
I would indeed have to change my outhaul. -- GeneC -- 2/19/2011, 10:36 am
Wouldn't that change your 'Cruising' status? -- Al Schober -- 2/19/2011, 3:41 pm
Shhhh... don't tell anybody. -- GeneC -- 2/19/2011, 5:08 pm
That's why the outhaul is led back to the cockpit -- Thierry/Cabo Rico 42 -- 2/19/2011, 1:53 pm
Two boats - loose foot. -- Al Schober -- 2/19/2011, 3:26 pm
I switched to loose foot the suggestion of my sailmaker -- D'Arcy, Islay Mist C&C27 -- 2/20/2011, 8:03 pm
Had loose footed main on the old Freedom 25, 265'.... -- Westcoaster -- 2/20/2011, 10:26 pm
We had one of the first loose footed mains.... -- TheotheroldBN -- 2/22/2011, 8:56 am

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