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Jackdaw

Whats with the chevrons on the luff of asails?

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See more and more of this, AFAICT only on asails. Usually 3 or 4 sets of them spaced along the luff. Seems to be a euro thing, as least that's where the sails I've seen with them have come from. What gives?

 

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helps give contrast on an all white sail for the trimmer to see. especially useful at night.

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+1

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Its shows the proper attachment point for a tow line

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so you can tell the luff from the leech.......

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It's to help see the draft of the sail ... typically move the sail vertically (down fucker in/out) until the arrow points parallel to the water

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helps give contrast on an all white sail for the trimmer to see. especially useful at night.

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So you can see the luff curling.

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Its to let others know whos is on the boat much like someone wearing their keys attached to their belt on their left side.

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It's to let the trimmer know he's worth less than the kite he's trimming

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> = greater than

 

< = less than

 

hope that helps

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supposedly curl it to the inside of the chevrons. I dunno. I curl it less on my tri.

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