"This is not caused by an old sail. Step one is to lower the entire sail by about 12 inches (300 mm) by reducing the downhaul length by that amount. Raise the sail until the halyard is tight. Pull the topping lift (throat halyard) until the gaff is…"
"Maybe it is old but I think the main problem is the end of the gaff is too low. I tried pulling the bottom of the luff sleeve tighter on mine and it didn't help much. I needed to bring the top lower (like when reefed) or use a…"
"You need to crank the shit out of the peak halyard. It should be at about a 45 degree angle. I let the gaff hang down when hoisting so there is no resistance on the mast. Once the throat is where I want it I lock it down and then pull the peak up…"
"I'm not an expert on these rigs but I suspect the peak halliard is not pulling the back of the sail up high enough. The same thing happened with mine the first time I raised it. The way I solved it was to tie a lashing between the…"
"I am about to install mine hopefully this week. I have a long narrow panel that is fixed to an aluminium mount that runs between a beam similar to the one in Andres photo and the aft beam on my tiki 26. It is fitted next to the port hull. The main…"
Adriano, I have posted some pics with details of the mastfoot. It is the standard mastfoot for Tiki 30, built from 12mm plywood (or 9mm as in the plans), the 2 blocks and cleats are for main halyard, I must still add one cleat for spinnaker and one for main downhaul. The spliced line you see is for the main downhaul. The compass box is my idea and not in JWD plans. I hope this helps. Ralf
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