teltails

Discussion in 'Capri/Catalina 14 Talk' started by Tom Colley, Jun 30, 2004.

  1. Tom Colley

    Tom Colley New Member

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    I purchase some teltails for the sails by Davis marine...the directions to install are in different area...should I follow davis marine direction or does someone have a better way...davis directions are 3 teltails spaced evenly vertical about 10 inches from the luff edge. Tom Colley
     
  2. c14_Rudy

    c14_Rudy New Member

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    One of my favorite sources of info is "The Complete Sailor" by David Seidman. It also recommends three telltales evenly spaced but at 12" aft of the luff. I think the point is to avoid the turbulence caused by initial wind separation at the luff edge and get a truer indication of wind across the jib. So 10" to 12" should work.
     

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