2022-09-10 (Sa) SkateSailV2 Sail upgrades and testing

I tried to lift the sail booms by pulling the ropes looped over the fiberglass portions, but they slipped uselessly. I drilled a 5/32" (4 mm) hole into the wooden part and ran string through it to a knot on the bottom. I also replaced the washers and nuts that tightened around the rods with t-nuts.
Upgrades to hinges

I experimented with the ropes in the boom by pulling up. I had to hold the mast with my foot and add a carabiner to the central grommet to keep the sail from slipping up the rods. It worked all right, but it relies on gravity to hold the booms down.
Opening via ropes

I didn't think there would be so much pressure from the wind that it would lift the booms, but I saw a lot of deflection on a windy street. I need a way to push the sides down and draw them up.
Wind collapsing the sail

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