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Home Build International Moth Blog 6: The invisible mainsheet system

by James Sainsbury 24 Jun 10:00 BST 24 June 2018
Valkyrie's innovative kicker and mainsheet system © James Sainsbury

It has been a while... but now I have a rig that works with no visible kicker or mainsheet system. Yes, there are a few little tweaks to do to get a perfect closed foot onto the deck, but the system works and is as smooth as silk.

By removing the conventional kicker set up I have reduced a huge amount of the loads forced onto the boat and reduced the amount of purchase needed to gain the desired sail shapes.

All in all, I am really happy with my new platform and cant wait to get it on the water.

Foils are expected in the next couple of weeks so stay tuned for its first sail on the water very soon.

Big thanks to:

  • Allen Brothers for all the blocks
  • Allspars for sourcing the pivotal track and trolley
  • Atomik uk for producing the foils.
  • Kingfisher ropes
  • Jonti

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