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New North Main - too long? #18516
06/22/20 08:51 AM
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Hi team,
I hoisted my new North main for the first time yesterday. It seemed too long: by a couple of inches. Still a few wave along the luff slugs (no rope).

I was in a rush and will not be able to actually measure the luff before next weekend
A cunningham can handle it.
But it looks more like a mistake - although I find hard to believe that North Newport would make such an error on this class.

I have a shackle spliced on 5/16 dyneema halyard on the head, that might cost me an inch of luff but there is more than that here.

Any of you have similar experience? with North?


-- Georges
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Re: New North Main - too long? [Re: Georges] #18517
06/24/20 04:56 AM
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Hi Georges,
I've got North 3 Di
Luff is 11.55 M

Re: New North Main - too long? [Re: Georges] #18518
06/24/20 11:49 AM
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Did you not have North come out and measure?

Re: New North Main - too long? [Re: Pabs] #18519
06/24/20 05:27 PM
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They told me they did.
I will live through the season with a cunningham. They were responsive and open and told me an easy fix if it needs.
I will top my halyard this week-end and measure everything precisely.
Will also try to reduce as much I can on the top by not attaching directly the halyard but through a loop.

I guess my real question was: do you need to do any halyard trick - like not using a shackle - or less than 5/16 spliced halyard to max you OD main luff?
Cheers,


-- Georges
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Re: New North Main - too long? [Re: Georges] #18526
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Just to close that thread. Issue was only mine.
The main (NPC Nordac Radian 7.5) was perfect. Luff length was 37' 9 1/2" that is 2" 1/2 below max class length which is fine for me. (about 1" shorter than your 3Di Jim). 38" is exactly the max I get with my halyard topped out.
After spending more time on this, cleaning up a bit the mast groove, measuring with tack free. it at the ends boils down to this new main being really the first true class legal one I have on this boat.
My prior main was a bit shorter, shorter enough for me to deal with luff tension only with the halyard tension. Not something I can do anymore with this one.

all set. thanks fellows.


-- Georges
Foot Loose #467 - CPYC - Winthrop

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