trimming gaff rig

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trimming gaff rig
Hi New to sailing with gaff rig friend has tiki 26 has gaff rig but not tiki rig if you know what i mean not exact design no sleeve around mast. was wondering about the peak halyard, is tention on this used to tighten leech of main besides the main sheet?? Any help on trimming etc would be greatly appreciated Thank you in advance Robert :D
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The peak halyard will have almost all the tension- try pinching and hardening until some vertical creases appear, then bear off and sheet in. something like that will lead in the right direction. There are some good posts on the old forum about trimming the gaff
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Hi, can we access the old forum ??? Jackie
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For the moment it seems to still be available for reading only, I had it bookmarked and the link still works http://www.wharram.eu/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?board=Tiki I have no idea if they intend to keep it available
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Hi Y'all, Thank you Casey for the address of the old forum, there's a wealth of information in there. I have a baggy top third onmy mainsail, despite bearing down as hard as possible inthe peak halliard. I'm going to reconnect it to the end of the gaff to see if this helps and I will report back later, Regards, Jackie.
Anonymous (not verified)
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Hi Jackie, We had a similar problem on our Tiki 30 until we re-tightened the outhaul on the gaff. That fixed it. Good luck, Bob
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thank you :D will try link to old forum :D