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    Posted: 02 Aug 2015 at 10:38am
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Hi Keny,

Thank you for your information.
As I understand from your picture, you had the riveted-on track from the mast removed and use the track of the main mast section.

Dolphyn uses the riveted-on track (and the goose neck is located for that track, so removing the riveted-on track would mean a new main sail.
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Not necessarily - on mine I just replaced the sliders. The goose neck wasn't a problem. However the sliders could always be extended with extra plastic shackles.
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Thanks for posting the pics Keny.
How far above the boom is the sail slug entry point?
Did you leave the original gooseneck fitting with the rotational capability intact?
As I see it, this modification would effectively move the mainsail centre of effort forward. Did you notice this when sailing?
I will be doing this modification this fall when I take the mast down so all the help is greatly appreciated.
Cheers,kris
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Keny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 2015 at 8:40pm
This could require another picture. I didn't keep the revolving boom and J/R advised me to keep the sail entry as low as possible. On my present fully battened sail some of the sliders or cars are below and some above when stowed which works fine for me. 
'Centre of effort' - far too technical.
Will send pic. & measurement later if you wish.
Best of luck

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Thank you Keney,
All that would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,kris
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