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Preventing the topping lift from chafing the mainsail

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What is the issue?
When the topping lift is relaxed on the mainsails it tends to rub and chafe the sail.

Why address this?
Mainsails are very expensive and minimising any harm that will lead to a longer service life is highly desirable.

How to address this?
Whip in a section of heavy shock cord into the topping lift as presented in figure 1.

The shock cord takes up the slack when the topping lift is relaxed keeping it off the sail.

With thanks to:
Michael Harpur, Yacht Obsession.

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