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rtz



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:00 pm    Post subject: Maui Sails Scream Reply with quote

Whatís the purpose of this Velcro opening at the top of the mast sleeve?

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joethewindsufa



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

may help keep the water out ??
i used to open it in order to hang my sail to dry
local shop hangs sails for display from underneath - the REAL mast cap
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may help protect mast cap ??
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rtz



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thatís a clever boom cutout the way it seals shut and leaves no air gap. Or maybe other sails have that too? First Iíve seen of it. Thatís got to be worth something in power or efficiency?

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techno900



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also helps keep the sand/mud out if you stick it.
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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to be able to access the head cap to poke a stubborn mast cap out of the sail.
Maybe you can snake beside the "cap", poke thru the top and be able to use a longer than recommended mast?
I hardly ever use my 6.0 Scream, and it's buried under 11 sails inside the van right now.
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DanWeiss



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Velcro allows you access to properly seat the head cap plug that is critical to good sail tension and rotation. It also helps access the plug if it gets jammed when trying to derig.
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rtz



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I felt around in there and found no plug. Just a non adjustable piece of webbing.
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techno900



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some sails have a plug connected to the webbing at the tip of the sail, which plugs into a cap on the mast that has a receptacle for the plug.

Lots of sails just have a mast tip plug that slides up against the webbing in the sail, like yours.
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