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Old Jan 04, 2013, 07:59 AM
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Ooops. Major mistake on my part - thanks for noting it. I am absolutely not a sailor - hope to get there with more learning and experience.
Now I do wonder which way is best for a model. A couple of years ago, I took wind readings with a good anemometer at 2, 4 and 6ft above water. At 2ft, there was almost no measurable wind, and much more at 4 and 6. I thought then that was the reason I would usually see luffing first in the upper sails, especially the fore topsail. And the way the braces were rigged, the course yard on both masts always rotated more than the upper yards. That was the major reason, so I thought, for the first luffing in the upper sails.
So, with the new servo setup, achieving more rotation in the upper yards seemed a good thing - wouldn't that minimize the early upper sail luffing?
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