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« on: May 13, 2009, 05:44 PM »

Does the spine of the 3d lay flat aginst the back of the sail or is it bowed forward or backward ?? I called prism for the length of the spine and it measures correctly @ 21 7/8 but with the caps it does not seem to "FIT".

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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2009, 07:52 PM »

Should be flat.  Is it possible there is an obstruction in the nose that is keeping the spine from inserting fully?  Failing that why not just trim a bit off?  Quite sure it won't affect the flight characteristics.  Well, unless you cut off too much  Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2009, 03:19 PM »

Cutting was where I was headded with it. I just wanted to ask the all knowing WWW to see if any one else was smarter than me. I can see cloth in the upper part where all pieces come together but they are sewn in place (could not pull them out with hemostats). Looks like I am going to town with my dremel tool later Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2009, 09:52 PM »

Cutting was where I was headded with it. I just wanted to ask the all knowing WWW to see if any one else was smarter than me. I can see cloth in the upper part where all pieces come together but they are sewn in place (could not pull them out with hemostats). Looks like I am going to town with my dremel tool later Smiley

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I ran into this at first, but there are actually multiple layers there, and it was really a matter of finding the one that wasn't sewn closed, which allowed the spine to lay flat.

Putting the leading edges in was a complete pain, though.  I can't fathom how anyone puts together a whole series of those without damaging their thumbs/hands/sanity...
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2009, 10:34 PM »

and now you know why I sold them as 'frame them yourself"  Wink

Mitchell, Jared make a good point.  There are several layers of material in the nose.  Could be you aren't finding the gap that it goes in.
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