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A pack of three green and three red self adhesive wool telltales (with TEFLON® treatment) that don´t stick to the sail in the wet.
View the above photo comparison of a traditional un-treated telltale (green) versus one of our telltales with Teflon ® treatment (red)
For Topper sailors - not sure where to place your telltales on the main? - Check out the TOP Topper tips on the Rooster Blog on how to prepare your racing Topper HERE
Where to set your tell tales on the Laser?
The position for your tell tales is essential for your upwind speed performance. If you put them too close to the mast the air flow is too turbulent. When placed too far back, the tell tales are less sensitive and will probably cause you to pinch. When the tell tales are too high you wont be able to see them and at the same time focus on the coming waves.
The best position is just above and in front of the window. The tell tales are located 40cm (15.75") above the front of the window and 20 cm(7.87") forward of this point.
The correct position for Radial sails is 20cm (7.87") up and 20 (7.87") cm forward the front of the window.
How to affix?
The sail must not be wet or damp.
Clean down the area where the tell tails are to be applied with acetone or use carbon tetrachloride (wear gloves please, use the solvent in a well ventilated area and only use for a short period ) and clean very thoroughly the area. You must remove any grime, dirt, silicones, wax contaminants, and any old glue etc from the surface of the sail.
Warm up the area with a hair dryer on a low setting where the tell tails are going to be applied.
Now pull the backing paper off the tell tail and activate with the hair dryer the backing glue, and then place the tell tail on the sail in the correct position applying good pressure.
Rub down well to ensure good adhesion.
Delivery & Returns
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- BDBernard D.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars1 month agoTeflon coated Telltales
I have used these on an older sail in the past and they were great because they kept flying even in the rain when others get stuck to the sail, not to mention after a capsize.
- NMNeil M.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars1 month agoWell Made
Well made and easy to fit
- MCMichael C.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars2 months agoTelltales
Great and they do the job, but not cheap.
- JSJulian S.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 4 out of 5 stars1 year agoSail Telltales
easier to get off telltales if crack backed!
- WMWilliam M.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars1 year agoTelltales
Easy to install