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Re: twings and sheets [Re: Chris_Kirstin] #17376
07/27/17 05:08 PM
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I don't see a twing on the port side. You don't run them? Would get the twing on as soon as the pole was made have mitigated the kite getting away?


Re: twings and sheets [Re: Chris_Kirstin] #17377
07/28/17 02:50 PM
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Correct, no twings in that video. Those are the conditions where they would be most useful, reaching course for the sheet angle and heavy air to choke off the kite.

Re: twings and sheets [Re: jheinzle] #17408
08/17/17 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by jheinzle
How does the *sheet* work inside the lifeline? It sure seems like the lead from the block to the spinnaker clew would not be fair, going up over the lifelines.

It doesn't really affect the sheet much except at the hottest of kite angles. Anywhere deeper than 120 apparent and the kite is far enough to windward, and the yacht wide enough that the sheet goes strait from the stern block to the clew.

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