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    Posted: 23 August 2020 at 14:45
Hi,
My new mainsail is a bit larger than the original one.
The top & second battens (and the leech between them) hit the back when tacking or jibing.  It's just apron 5-8 cm too long at top of the roach.
In (very) light winds I have to "shake" the backstay to allow sail to slide on the other tack.
I can live with that but it is no good for the leech with will chafe early.
I'm thinking about putting a backstay flicker (from Selden).
Does anyone fitted such a flicker over his mast ?  (I Have a Selden C211 type mast).

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Bruno

hanse 355 - 57

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White hull, 2 cabins, Volvo D1-30, Selden rig, removable mainsheet track system (modifications done now), Simrad-Jefa autopilot.
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We had similar problems with our new mainsail, and the Selden 1.4 m backstay flicker solved them. The flicker seems to be quite easy to install to a Selden mast, take a look to seldenmast.com - Masts - Headboxes. With a Sparcraft mast, the work was more difficult.



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