Tell-tales

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Curwen
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Tell-tales

Post by Curwen » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:54 pm

Hello,

My mainsail is lacking tell-tales. How many should I have on the main and where is the proper placement?

Thanks,

Curwen

Banner_IV
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Re: Tell-tales

Post by Banner_IV » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:07 pm

My main has 3 and they are approx. At 25, 50 and 75% of the luff. But I'm no sailmaker and can barely call myself a sailor :)

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Re: Tell-tales

Post by Interim » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:27 pm

I have four on mine, but three is good too. Four let's me rationalize when I have 3 of the 4 trailing.

They need to be on the leach. Anything forward of that is affected by the foresail and not always a good indicator.

--john

Y.B.Normal
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Re: Tell-tales

Post by Y.B.Normal » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:25 pm

I have one at each batten, at the leach.

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