> Dear Judy -
> With great concern, commitment and confidence I believe you are wrong
> about the slugs creating a potential out haul problem.
> With or without the slugs, the distance between the goose neck and
> the end of the boom remains the same.
>If you put slugs on the goose neck
> of course would be lengthening the foot of the sail on the boom, but that
> not the case.
> With or without the slugs on the sail, the foot of the sail is in
> exactly the same position because you have not changed the position of the
> goose neck.
I don't quite understand what you're trying to describe here. Please forgive
me if I totally misunderstand what you're saying but...
With a bolt rope, the the luff of the sail is right against the mast, inside
the mast slot.
If you put slugs on the sail at the luff, they go in front of the bolt rope
and stick forward about 1-1.5 inches. Whe the slugs are inserted into the
mast slot, the bolt rope is no longer inside the slot. The bolt rope is now
1-1.5 inches aft of the mast.
So the clew (back corner of the sail) would have to be outhauled 1.5 inches
further aft to keep the "belly" of the sail the same at the foot.
I hope this clarifies things. Perhaps we have been using the terminology
differently from each other or maybe we have different understandings about
how sail slugs are installed on a sail that already has a bolt rope.
Judith Blumhorst, DC
HMS18/P19 Fleet Cap'n, Potters Yachters
1985 WWP19 #266 Redwing
Sailing on SF Bay, CA
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