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Wet Tell Tales #172044
03/17/09 03:13 PM
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This past weekend I struggled a little in one of the races because it started to rain and my tell tales stuck to the jib at time when I needed some help becuase the wind was pretty light. Is there a better product than SailKote to help with this?


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Re: Wet Tell Tales [Re: JACKFLASH] #172052
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McLube works to some extent.

Rather than (or in addition to) spraying something on the existing tell tales, you could change to (or add) yarn tell tales. There is a special type of yarn that supposedly doesn't stick when wet. I'm sure someone here knows what it's called.

Mike

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I think sailkote is the same as McLube (or is made by McLube)

I have racing yarn on one of my jibs... it also gets wetted down.. and its frays get stuck on the sail when dry...

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Back in the early 80's we used just plain old wool yarn and it work great.

Doug

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I should have mentioned in my original post that I have yarn tell tales.


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nananananananan.....nanananananananan.....beeee the ballllllll....



(i.e. feel the boat and learn to sail without the tells and you're 2 leagues above the rest...they're nice when you have them but if you can still do well without, you just gained a huge advantage).


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Noooonan.... nooooonannnn... shoooooot.... shooooot-

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run across the tramp and punch and swear at the sail! Stand on the boom or spinny pole to unstick them.






None of this will work! Ask me how i know!


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Originally Posted by ksurfer2
Have I seen that movie too many times???


Possibly the second best movie ever... only "bettered" by STRIPES


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