Transom Eyelet Modification
As provided by Thunder Tiger, the transom eyelet has very high friction and consequently puts an unnecessarily
high burden on the sail servo. While passing through the eyelet, the sail sheet needs to turn two sharp corners. A simple solution is to use
the eyelet as a mount for a bent piece of wire that has much lower friction. Prior to installing a high torque sail servo, the standard servo
could barely haul in the sails even with no wind load.
Use two pairs of needle nose pliers to form a piece of 0.078" (5/64") wire into
the shape shown. After forming the wire, spread the ends far enough apart to insert them into the eyelet, and then squeeze the ends together.
Be sure not to tighten so much that the wire is not free to pivot in the eyelet.