Re: Gaff rigged sailing dinghy rigging help
I agree with some of the above; JohnB et al. The temporary "bridle" actually looks in about the right place to me.
Yep, tighten the luff - it looks a bit slack in the pic - then peak up until the sail creases from peak to tack. It's easier to slacken the peak later if it's too tight than trying to get it tighter when you're sailing.
Yep again for the bridle for the sheet; the more vertical you can get the downward pull on the boom the better the sail will set.
A 2 1/2 meter boat doesn't need two part halyard tackles. Even a child has enough muscle to get the required tension.
Yes, a topping lift is a handy piece of gear, but again, this is a 2 1/2 metre boat, and it would be just an unnecessary complication there.
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