Hook and Loop Sail

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by BobBill, Mar 3, 2021.

  1. BobBill
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    BobBill Senior Member

    Anyar one use hook and loop to hold sail in place on spar or boom or mast? Observations?
     
  2. redreuben
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    In use on Farrier 8.5 I sailed on last year proved simple and reliable. (Jib)

    Oh hook and loop is what Aussies call Velcro, no, I was talking about soft shackles.
     
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  3. Blueknarr
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    It will unzip if the load is perpendicular. It holds best in shear.

    I've used long straps of webbing surfaced with hook-n-loop wrapped three times around the boom to prevent the core from rising on 40 foot plus.
     
  4. BobBill
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    BobBill Senior Member

    I used on carbon/6061T spars...as planned, and works fine but have not sailed in stiff breezes. Got idea from Paine Yacht. Do not have tales of woe to pass on to others.

    And, thanks for responses.
     

  5. Olav
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    Olav naval architect

    I have a velcro loop around the boom at the clew of the mainsail (25.6 m² full-batten square-top sail) of my Classe Mini 6.50. Works like a charm in any breeze...

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