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Clew tears - raceboard sails

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Created by AUS619 2 months ago, 25 Dec 2018
AUS619
NSW, 4 posts
25 Dec 2018 7:58PM
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Hi Raceboarders
I went for two sails today in an 18 knot Nor'easter on the harbour and blew the clews out of BOTH my sails after popping the battens out of a tack.
Any ideas on why this happens or has anyone had it happened to them before? It's got me stumped.
Rob

AUS817
NSW, 264 posts
26 Dec 2018 2:21PM
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Hi mate, it's a weak point where the Material gets creased while rigging /unrigging. Over time it gets worse and eventually gives way.

AUS619
NSW, 4 posts
27 Dec 2018 1:17PM
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That makes sense although the sails didn't have any major creases that I had noticed. Time to upgrade I think!!

Brett Morris
NSW, 1140 posts
27 Dec 2018 2:29PM
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Im not sure why happens, but it has happened to a couple of BIC Techno sail before...Pain in arse as you have to replace the whole main panel....I suspect the monofilm is too thin in that area to start with as I have never had happen to a slalom or FW sail...



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