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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:17 pm 
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Does adding a main sheets riser significantly alter the sail's performance/physics? The back occupant is constantly fighting the sheets otherwise. If so, would a riser that allows travel horizontally help the sail efficiency, hurt it, or be the same as one tied through central eyelets? The ones that I've seen have the sheets lines funneled through eyelets, rather than allowed to travel the width of of the riser.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:34 pm 
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Mine is an H shape canted forward so the sheet can slide overhead or be easily flicked off. I also have lines out to the rear of each ama with a closed S hook in the middle to hold the sheet out when running downwind. Both help quite a bit and seem to add to speed.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:10 pm 
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Do you have (a) picture(s) to illustrate what you have? That would be very helpful. Thx!
Fred


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:42 am 
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RodZone wrote:
Mine is an H shape canted forward so the sheet can slide overhead or be easily flicked off. I also have lines out to the rear of each ama with a closed S hook in the middle to hold the sheet out when running downwind. Both help quite a bit and seem to add to speed.


I'd like to see a pic of that! I've been trying to find a better downwind solution than my current method of just holding the mainsheet out by hand.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:32 pm 
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I second on liking to see the pics.

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