>I bought a used Pacific Speed Slalom 6.5 a little while ago and am having
>*lots* of trouble getting it rigged nicely. I would appreciate tips from
>anybody who's ever rigged one of these.
>I'm putting it on a North 2-piece (MCS 30) (also bought used) but am
>entirely unsure as to which top I've got.
>Too much downhaul seems to flatten out the top in a horrible way. Too
>much outhaul flattens out the mid too much. Problem is, the appropriate
>batten tension seems to force the cams off the mast always. When the cams
>are on, the sail does not rotate easily, which is especially a pain during
>waterstarts (I've already busted a batten trying to persuade it). In
>general, the sail looks like it's too full (except at the top).
> Also, some of the batten pockets are showing serious wear, especially
>near the luff. It seems like no matter what I do, I can't get this rig
>looking nice, and the rig doesn't seem too pleased about it either. Is it
>indeed possible to make this rig look nice??
are a lower end sail and may not be expected to take on the refined
look of a flatter, modern sail. The batten pocket wear, etc, is
cosmetic, and won't affect things unless you are unable to apply
batten tension. The flattened top might be desirable if the sail
is supposed to look that way. Can you approach the person you
bought it from to see how they rigged it, or a nearby dealer ?
Off the top of my head, I'd say that most recent sails do NOT like
stiff masts very much unless designed for them. Have you got a IMCS
25 or so to try with the sail ? It may be that your 30 is just too
far off from the correct mast to work.
If I may offer some 20/20 hindsight, rig first, buy afterwards...