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Re: safety equipment

Postby hxschiller » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:28 am

Michel, It sounds like that arrangement of the shockcord and eyelets you have proposed provides some of the benefits of the "Dutchman" idea where a series of lines runs through eyelets in the sail to force the sail to flake down onto the boom in an oranized manner. Herm
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Re: safety equipment

Postby Michel » Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:37 pm

Yes Herm, indeed it's a variation on the Dutchman. Let's call it the Frenchman, because I first heard of it through sailors in Open 40, 50 and 60 class boats with whom I have contacts.
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