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Originally posted by Wave Rider

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What are the proo's and cons of the centre main system because im thinking of converting mine 2 centre main with my birthday oney but soeone said the masts snap alot and the boom bends!

Also Harry can help me out on this one !

I've got c/m, and it is alot better than aft main.

It doesn't take long to get usd to, and you prob. already have the generall c/m technique from the fireball. There is no difference in performance, but it is alot easier to use in heavy airs and chop- you don't have to do that crappy twisting chop technique that we had to using a/m.

The boom bends, but that due to kicker, there isn't much more stress on theboom the before.

Check all spars before sailing, esp. arounfd the rivets for hairline cracks that will lead to snapping (what id didin't do when mine snapped ).

You might find it frustrating at first but stick with it. Btw almost every sailor has it in the fleet.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harry44981! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 05 at 5:52pm

gutted bns! The new sail will last longer as it has more durable cloth and a better cut (apparently) as well!

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Whats this about a smaller Topper sail.  After the dinghy show Daisy is really keen to start sailing.  But she is a bit of a titch. Does it use the same rig.  What is the recommended weight for the helm.? I know she should really get an Optimist but she likes the look of the Topper.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote carshalton fc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 05 at 7:55pm
i think o saw it there wasit the topper sail with about a foot of mast with no cloth on it?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wave Rider Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 05 at 8:15pm

Yeah thats right it has a sleeve at the top of the mast without any sail on it.

 

Thanks Harry yeah i have the centre main technique and i get peeved off with turning to aviod chop you get a sore back after a few races in it !

 

Ok i guess a bit more saving and i will change !

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Black no sugar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 05 at 11:44pm

BWD, that was the new 4.2 sail, designed for little ones. I'm planning to buy a sail for Elodie (when I'm rich...). In the meantime, Daisy is more than welcome to sail 2 up with Elodie on my Topper in light winds.. I'm sure other people would take her out too... Ask Ben or Emma, they're very helpful.

As for the little sail, I think it's a very good idea, as it allows younger people to start sailing. In our club, we're trying to attract younger people (from the age of 8). So far, there were safety issues re. sailing at sea, but we're trying to get support teams together, to make the experience safe.... and fun!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote carshalton fc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Mar 05 at 8:28am
yer go for it but cant you reef the orginal sail anyway?
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