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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:46 am 
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Partly because my wife keeps wanting to go, Ive gone out a few times just using the barber hauler loop and am finding it somewhat interesting for more than just down wind.

What it does is form a three point sheet system for the boomless sail. The main sheet is to the rear but the two side sheets (to the back akas) can pull forward. So by controlling all three of the "sheets", you can somewhat position the clew of the sail sort of allowing you to simulate a boom. I am finding it more useful in lighter winds where I have the time to play with all three sheets but this definitely allows for some sail shape tuning.

Some pictures from this weekend in lighter winds and using the loop along with the back sheet for messing with sail shape

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Iteration on the side aka blocks (no drilliing required, works well)

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Interesting.. in the winter Im using the TI at a big lake (Havasu) and often go out with the 2.5 hp outboard. But all summer in Colorado, we sail on smaller lakes (this one is about 6 miles by 1.5 miles) and I have not used the outboard once and its nice to sometimes have it along but its also nice to not have the outboard back there.

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Some of what we saw this weekend and why my wife likes to go..

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