Tell-tales, quick question re installing them on sail.
As a beginner I'm thinking that tell-tales would be a handy indicator of whether sail is set correctly. I'm using a Goacher 44 sq ft bermudan sail that was originally made for OCSG racing (I think). It has three ribbon tell-tales evenly spaced on the sail leech but as they mounted near the battens they often catch in the velcro and get entangled.
So I'm thinking off just gluing some thin ribbons on a more central part of sail. Does it matter where on sail they should be mounted? I think I'm right in saying they should be mounted in pairs, one each side of sail so their relative positions can be compared - should they be mounted at, say, centre of effort for sail? - or is there a better place on sail. One pair? More than one pair?
Last edited by fredster; 1st-April-2012 at 11:06 PM.
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