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Nacra 5.2 Outhaul  Bottom

  • My mainsail foot is so long on my 5.2 that the outhaul doesn't provide actual tension. Should re-drill the slide 3-4" back to line it up on the back of the boom or just wait for a new main one day?

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    Robert
    83' NACRA 5.0
    81' NACRA 5.2
    Previously owned H18, Trac 14, G-Cat 5.0, H14T
    BYC, Mobile, AL
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  • Then again my tack is ~12" above the gooseneck. Pulling more downhaul may bring the outhaul back in range.

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    Robert
    83' NACRA 5.0
    81' NACRA 5.2
    Previously owned H18, Trac 14, G-Cat 5.0, H14T
    BYC, Mobile, AL
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  • You may not have a 5.2 boom. It should be about 3-1/2" tall by 2" wide. I'm going off memory, so I may be off. But, while the sail it loose, you should be able to apply medium tension. The remaining tension should come when the downhaul is tightened.

    Can you send a pic of what you are referring to as the "slide"? If I recall, there was a track at the end with a car.

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    Scott

    Prindle 18-2 Mod "FrankenKitty"
    Tornado Classic "Fast Furniture"
    Prindle 19 "Mr. Wiggly" - gone
    Nacra 5.8 "De ja vu"
    Nacra 5.0
    Nacra 5.8
    Tornadoes (Reg White)
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  • Its a 5.2 boom alright. Looks just like everyone I have ever seen pictured. I am not too worried about it now. My bolt rope might have shrunk causing the luff to be short under light tension. This makes the tack way shy of the gooseneck causing the boom to be high and seemingly too short.

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    Robert
    83' NACRA 5.0
    81' NACRA 5.2
    Previously owned H18, Trac 14, G-Cat 5.0, H14T
    BYC, Mobile, AL
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  • rch701Its a 5.2 boom alright. Looks just like everyone I have ever seen pictured. I am not too worried about it now. My bolt rope might have shrunk causing the luff to be short under light tension. This makes the tack way shy of the gooseneck causing the boom to be high and seemingly too short.


    bring your sail to a sail maker - this is an easy and relatively cheap fix

    if your boltrope/luff is that shrunk this is probably distorting sail shape and outhaul is a nice adjustment to have and a relatively major source of sail shape for the lower part of your sail
  • https://www.thebeachcats.com/pictures?g2_itemId=132420
    Found a picture. Based on the luff crinkles I think I need to tension up the cunningham.

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    Robert
    83' NACRA 5.0
    81' NACRA 5.2
    Previously owned H18, Trac 14, G-Cat 5.0, H14T
    BYC, Mobile, AL
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  • You will have to right click and open the link in a new tab.

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    Robert
    83' NACRA 5.0
    81' NACRA 5.2
    Previously owned H18, Trac 14, G-Cat 5.0, H14T
    BYC, Mobile, AL
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  • https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=132423&g2_serialNumber=3
  • https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=132423&g2_serialNumber=3

    QuoteThis makes the tack way shy of the gooseneck causing the boom to be high and seemingly too short.

    unless 5.2's have a floating gooseneck that isn't attached to the mast - your tack doesn't have any effect on your boom height (this is set by your gooseneck location)- you clew could effect the angle (height) of your boom, but your mast rake would too.

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