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    Etchells set up

    i plan to keep shortening the headstay until i get lee helm then back it off
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    Etchells set up

    thanks for the input. next time i get out, ill have some crew so i can get a look at the headstay when the main is loaded up
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    Etchells set up

    i got the boat in the fall, it was raced last summer, so i assumed it was all set up. when i first hooked everything up i was shocked at the rake and sag. im new to etchells, now im good with the rake but still not accepting the sag
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    Etchells set up

    its all the way back in the partners in that photo the mast butt measured 12ft 5 1/2, the north sails guide says 12ft 6 1/2. ive moved it forward 7/8"
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    Etchells set up

    i have a mast lever. i think the mast base might be an inch aft to create more bend to compensate for an older sail. my headstay measured 48, so im happy i can go as far as 45
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    Etchells set up

    my real concern is, is it normal to have this much mast rake and forestay sag? its a 1978 ontario yachts. i think thumper3 might be right, older boat ,shorter forestay. dtm said sydney fleet, sydney ns canada, 1 other etchells.
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    Etchells set up

    Thanks 
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    Etchells set up

    i took it for my first sail last night. wow thats alot of mainsail to put up by yourself, i was singlehanded. i must say im dissapointed with the feedback. i was looking for some help. my mast is raked back almost 4 ft and my forestay still looks like a wet noodle. this seems wrong to me. a...
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    Etchells set up

    hi ive been sailing for over 20 yrs, always dreamed of an etchells, now i got one. forestay marked at gooseneck, then measured in place from deck 48 in, measured from back of partners to back deck, marked 12 ft. measured from mark to mast base 12ft 5 1/2 in. hung anchor from main halyard with...
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    Etchells set up

    I just put my first etchells in the water, I checked the measurements and either my mast needs to be raked way back or my headstay shortened 
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