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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Octave Marblehead Prototype Rigs: Sail Controls

Very neat execution by Ray Joyce of an experimental 'mode' control system.
It closes the exit of the mainsail automatically when the boom is on centreline.
This allows a standard 'open' setting for acceleration and reaching to change into 'pointing mode' once the boat is up to speed going upwind.
The standard four rigs are specifically designed for Octave by Carbonicboats.

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