Tuesday 26 January 2010

Heard the phrase KMT?

Yes we use KMT at both of our sailing schools. Kicker, Mainsheet, Topping lift. Whenever the sail is hoisted ease the Kicker (Vang) ease the mainsheet and tighten the topping lift (supports the boom when not sailing). If the helm wanders off the wind the main will still flog and you should have no difficulty with the hoist. When the sail is aloft with the luff correctly tensioned reverse the process. TMK - ease the topping lift, trim the mainsheet and depending on the point of sail tighten the kicker.

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