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Questions Regarding Installing New Sail

signal charlie

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Staff member
Are you hanging off a cliff in a Sunfish? No. Tie the knot. Put Super Glue on it if that makes you feel better, like Alan does on the dyneema sail ties. And then he goes racing.

Or go find a zip tie.
 

Guybrush3pwood

Active Member
Good point. Ok, last thing (year right), how close to the interlocking eye bolts should the tack be? If I tighten up this square know it’s mashed into them. That can’t be right, right?
 

signal charlie

Well-Known Member
Staff member
The Hatchet Hitch would also work.

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Or the Will Knot.

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Back to being serious though, there is not a significant load on the tack of the sail.
 

Guybrush3pwood

Active Member
Woof. That’s a lot of Greek. Well, I was hoping to finally get something done on this project tonight but I don’t think it’s going to happen. I think it’s time to put everything away and reevaluate whether this is all worthwhile. I’ll revisit the whole thing in a few weeks and see if I still feel like I want to proceed. Thanks to everyone for trying to help. Some people just aren’t cut out for this.
 

po-man sailor

Active Member
Thats it...stick with it. Take a short break and come back to it. Dont let it whip you. I've been there with some things. Come back, it all falls together and move forward.
 
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