teltails

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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
 
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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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