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 Post subject: Rig tuning
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:06 pm 
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Hello fellow T2 sailors...anyone getting out on the water? I've been sailing my T2 quite a bit and am finally starting to think about tuning the rig, primarily mast rake. Anyone have any input on what works best?


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 Post subject: Re: Rig tuning
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:54 pm 
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Well, all the T2 sailors must be out sailing rather than on the message boards. I checked my shroud position and I was at the 4th hole from the chainplate. Taking what I know from Hobie Wave tuning, I moved it down one hole to see if I could get any noticeable improvement up wind. Subjectively, I would say raking the mast back did not help the boat, but I am curious if anyone else has experimented with this?


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 Post subject: Re: Rig tuning
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:41 pm 
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Hello Mistro, I have been sailing the hello out of my boat and having a blast. I can't help out directly because I have the modified rigging but you should give it a try, I'm sure it will have an effect on your sailing. From my experience, I like my mast as straight as possible, that gives the boat more lift in flying a hull and maintaining it. The boats not as fast and won't point to wind as well but at my main lake, that's it. When we go to Erie, I will rake it back as far as I can to give me more power to push through the surf, this also allows me to keep up with the others as we like to stick together. I'm not sure how the boomless sail will react to the adjustments but it would be worth learning.
Have you discovered the horrible side effect of the beautiful front handle holes? I don't want to give it away so let me know when you do.

Hope you're having fun!!

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