MAUISAILS USER MANUAL

MAUISAILS USER MANUAL
MAUISAILS USER MANUAL
General Sail Maintenance
Rigging and Tuning of No Cam Sails
Please take extra care to keep your sail out of the sun when at rest or in storage. When the sun penetrates the film at
ninety degrees to the surface, it’s the most damaging, especially with long hours of exposure. The use of a rig cover will
prevent degradation.
Observing and practising correct rigging procedure will help you get on the water with the minimum of hassle and the least amount of
wear and tear on your whole rig.
• If you want to clean your sail, use fresh water and mild soap. Do not use harsh solvents or abrasive cleaners.
• Never sail with small holes or tears in the film portion, since this can easily enlarge the damage.
• Store your sail in the bag, clean and dry, rolled tightly. Try not to crush or crease it.
• For long-term storage, remove the tension on the battens.
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Important Details
Batten Tension System
Correct batten tension
is applied by using the
stainless steel Allen key
supplied in the mesh pouch
in the tack fairing. The
screw should be tightened
clockwise to remove wrinkles
in the pockets.
Use sufficient batten tension
to have the smoothest sail under load. Tighten as necessary every
time you sail. For travel or long-term storage it’s recommended that
tension be eased.
Removal and replacement of battens
1. Release tension with counter-clockwise turns of the tool.
2. Slip string off the tensioner.
3. Remove batten and tensioner.
To reinstall battens
1. Insert batten with tensioner on and the screw in flush with the
inside of the string groove. Push the batten in as far as possible
with the string groove on the bottom next to the sail.
2. Slip the string up into the tensioner groove and tighten the screw
to restore normal batten tension.
Uphaul Access hole
There is a small opening on
the front of the sleeve near
the tack of the sail to insert
your uphaul attachment.
The tensioner key is stored
in a mesh pouch inside the
fairing. This is also good for
containing the tail of your
downhaul rope.
Recommended mast
MauiSails’ testing and development has been done using the
MauiSails SRS Carbon masts. To get the most out of your new
sail, you should use one of these masts. Other masts with similar
diameters and bends will give acceptable but not necessarily
optimum performance.
Find a clean soft area, preferably grass, and
unroll the sail with the head downwind to
prevent flogging.
Fix the mast base and boom at the
recommended settings based on the
specifications listed on the sail bag or in
the lower tack section of the sail.
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Using the allen key tool supplied with the
sail, tension all the battens as necessary to
remove all wrinkles.
Rig your pulley according to the instructions. If you take care
and get this right you will have the minimum of friction and
resistance. If you fail to observe the turning order, you will create
crossed leads and added friction.
You need to have a base cleat with at least 2 pulley’s and a
cleat. Take your downhaul line from the dead end on your
base to the same side of the forward pulley wheel, feeding up.
Then feed the rope into the pulley next to the cleat from down
to up.
Make sure your 2-pc. is fully connected at
the joint.
Fit the boom onto desired position on
the mast.
Insert the mast from the bottom of the sail
and continue working the mast into the
sleeve. Check that the mast is fully inserted
to the top of the sail.
Outhaul the sail slightly to fix the boom
from moving around.
Attach the downhaul to the sail and apply
medium tension (until the pulley is 4cm
from the bottom of the extension).
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Downhaul the sail to maximum tension,
always looking up at the leech for the
correct looseness.
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Adjustable head system.
This is provided to allow the use of longer than recommended
masts. When using the mast of the correct length, pull the tip plug
as low into the sail as possible. To adjust the sail for a longer mast,
set the webbing very long and work the correct length down until
you have the correct downhaul and the pulley is block to block at
the bottom of the extension. You may need to go back up to the
head and make small adjustments to get it right.
6:1 Tack Pulley Fitting
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Get all your gear together and make sure
all parts are in good shape with no visible
damage.
Feed the rope up to the pulley wheel farthest from the
mast (towards the clew of the sail), inserting from the
same side, ie up to down. Then feed the rope back down the
pulley on the base which is farthest away from the cleat, from up
to down. This makes a correct lead with no twist.
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Then go up and over the middle wheel and back into
the cleat. You are now ready to apply downhaul tension.
With some practice you will get this every time and never have
crossed lines.
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Stand the rig up and make sure you have
the boom at the correct height.
No Cam Sail Tuning Tips
• Sails that are under-tensioned will feel sluggish and heavy. The
balance will be poor, and the power will feel high up in the rig. If
you have too much tension, you will have very little power, and
it will be hard to get upwind.
• A properly tuned sail on the correct mast will be very loose along
the entire leech, becoming progressively looser as you move up
the sail.
• If you have trouble controlling the board, and can’t maintain
your desired course or are spinning out, try more downhaul.
If there is still too much pressure on your back hand, try more
outhaul.
• If you can’t get any drive upwind and the board won’t track or
lift, try less downhaul, or more outhaul.
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To de rig your sail, simply take off the
boom first, let off the downhaul and
remove the mast from the sleeve.
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you get pulled over the front, try more downhaul.
• Always remember that your fin is an important component of
board trim and that it should be related correctly in size to the sail
you use. A fin that is the wrong size will hurt the performance of
your sail.
• Harness
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lines should be set so there is equal pressure on both
hands and you can let go of your rig and the sail will stay upright
for a few seconds.
• Use shorter harness lines for lighter wind and flatter water. Longer
lines work well for being overpowered and in choppy conditions.
• Most of all, pay attention to your fellow sailors, respect the locals
and the environment, and have fun.
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Rigging and Tuning the MS-2 Sail
MS-2 Sail Tuning Tips
Observing and practising correct rigging procedure will help you get on the water with the minimum of hassle and the least amount of
wear and tear on your rig.
First, get all your gear together and make sure all parts are in good shape with no visible damage. Check the pins and fastenings on your
mast base and universal. Check the mast for obvious dings or cracks. As an additional preparation, it is also a good idea to coat the top
section of the mast with a good dry lubricant, avoiding the area of the boom attachment. This will eventually get on the inside of the
sleeve and will make it much easier to rig your sail.
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• Sails that are under-tensioned or underdownhauled will feel
sluggish and heavy. The balance will be poor, and the power will
feel high up in the rig. If you have too much tension, you will have
very little power, and it will be hard to get upwind.
• A properly tuned MS-2 on the correct mast will be loose along
most of the leech, becoming progressively looser as you move up
the sail.
• If you have trouble controlling the board, and can’t maintain your
desired course or are spinning out, try more downhaul. If there is
still too much pressure on your back hand, try more outhaul.
• If you can’t get any drive upwind and the board won’t track or lift,
try less downhaul, or more outhaul.
• If
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you go well downwind but have no power upwind, try a bit less
downhaul.
Find a clean soft area, preferably grass, and
unroll the sail with the head downwind to
prevent flogging.
Fix the mast base to the recommended
setting. Set your boom to the
recommended dimension for the sail.
Use the information on the spec box to
determine this.
Insert the mast into the luff sock and guide
it in front of the cambers, so the mast fits
between the leading edge of the sail and
the cambers. It is necessary to have the
cams on the mast when rigging the MS-2.
Help the luff slide over the mast by pulling
down on the luff. then pull the extra
material below it towards the base.
Do not force the mast up the sail when
the tip is pushing against the leading
edge of the sail. The luff curvature is
causing the mast to ride hard against the
leading edge of the sail. Carefully work the
sail down the mast.
As it gets closer to the top, help that part
of the sail by pulling it down the mast
until the tip of the mast is in the head of
the sleeve.
TIP : You can help yourself slide the sail
towards the base by bracing the inserted
extension against a tree or some obstacle
such as a post.
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Next, connect the boom to the mast.
Clamp the boom on and place the sail
down gently. Attach the outhaul, and
tension as necessary.
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Continue to feed the sail down the mast.
Watch the mast tip as it slides up the sail.
Once the tip of the mast is fit into the
top of the sail, return to the foot, always
holding onto the mast. Do not drop the
sail on the ground as the battens are
turned downward and this can cause
serious abrasion to the batten pockets and
damage from chafe. Pull the remainder of
the sail material down the mast.
Thread the downhaul line following the
instructions and downhaul by hand until
you feel resistance. It is preferable that you
downhaul fully using a crank or lever. This
is recommended to prevent damage to
your spine.
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If you come back from a session and your arms ache, try moving
your harness lines back a bit until the balance is better for handling
the sail with less force required.
• Use shorter harness lines for lighter wind and flatter water. Longer
lines work well for being overpowered and in choppy conditions.
• An adjustable outhaul is recommended. You will need to adjust the
tension for the various course angles, and you can use the outhaul
to help you get through gusty periods or when very overpowered.
Off the wind, you will need to ease your outhaul to keep power on
in low apparent wind, and upwind you will want to trim the sail
much flatter to get good angles and speed.
• Think about the ideal feeling of the rig. Draft should be forward, the
power low and balanced with a soft feel.
• Most of all, pay attention to your fellow sailors, respect the locals
and the environment, and have fun.
• Always remember that your fin is an important component of
board trim and that it should be related correctly in size to the sail
you use. A fin that is the wrong size will hurt the performance of
your sail.
Experiment with Your Tuning
Experiment to find the correct trim setting that works for you and
your equipment. Most high performance sails these days trim
primarily with downhaul tension which can be tuned together
with the outhaul to get the desired power based on your skill
level, conditions and body weight.
Looseness of the leech should be at least down to the 3rd batten
on an RAF sail.
Under downhauled sails will appear to have many wrinkles in the
lower half of the sail and feel heavy and difficult to control.
Place the excess downhaul line inside the
pocket in the fairing.
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Using the small tool supplied with the
sail, tension all the battens as necessary to
remove all wrinkles, by turning the screw
adjuster in a clockwise direction.
Make sure all the cams are on the mast,
and that the downhaul is secure in the
cleat and the excess line stowed in the
mesh pouch.
The MS-2 has a 10cm drop foot for better end plate efficiency. You will need to wrap the tack strap around your uni base and tighten
moderately. You may use this adjustment to develop extra fullness in the lower sections and slightly increase leech tension.
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Sail Rolling Tips
Ask Barry Spanier and The TEAM...
In order to minimize wrinkling in the top sections of your sail we have developed a method of rolling the sail that will help to prevent this.
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Don’t hesitate to contact the MauiSails team over the forum at www.mauisails.com/forum. What’s more, on our website you will find in our
"Frequently Asked Questions" section, we present answers for questions that our customers have asked us over the years. Check it out.
Maybe you will find the solution to your problem too!
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First, smash the head very flat. You will feel the webbing inside
crush flat. The reason you do this is to make it easier to do the next
fold, and to make the head of the sail more compact.
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Next you fold the head piece hard over until the whole edge of
the upper leech is smooth and tight. Use some force and after it
gets bent a few times it will be easier. Hold the leech end of the
batten to tension the edge against. While the edge is straight like
this, start to roll it in.
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Now holding the head tight in your left hand, roll the edge in and
continue to roll the sail around the top batten.
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When you have a couple more turns and the roll is completely
inside and supported by the batten pocket you can ease off with
your left grip and roll the rest of the sail around itself.
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Now roll parallel to the batten pockets down the sail.
Now find the Tie Me Up and the button. Hook the Tie Me Up elastic
loop over the black button on the tack fairing. Now it’s easy to put
the sail into the bag. Start thinking about more wind tomorrow.
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