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    Default Re: rigging ideas

    A way to fix the top lift tangling in the spreaders is to tie small length of elastic band to end of the boom at same fixing point as topping lift & then tie other end of elastic off 3-4 cms up the topping lift line (with some tension in the elastic) ... you will never have another tangle again.
    You can only create, what you can imagine

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    Quote Originally Posted by K1W120 View Post
    A way to fix the top lift tangling in the spreaders is to tie small length of elastic band to end of the boom at same fixing point as topping lift & then tie other end of elastic off 3-4 cms up the topping lift line (with some tension in the elastic) ... you will never have another tangle again.
    Another fix is a loop of line thru jib head eyelet to hold the topping lift against the top end of jib leach.
    In some cases it is also practical to connect the topping lift from jib clew to jib head (instead of jib halyard attachment point), that way it always moves with the jib
    Last edited by mrpenguin; 02-12-2013 at 02:28 AM. Reason: Corrected typo

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    Thanks for the ideas, I have the loop at the top end of jib and still get things tangled in a jibe. Not the best excuse but sometimes there is no
    other alternative.

    Back to rigging ideas, has anyone tried the "Kiwi parts" from Brighton Boat works? They look interesting.

    I am now entering into the world of swing rig RG65's and there will be a bit of a learning curve.
    Being so busy these days with work making medical device parts and little time to build on my own
    I have splashed out on a new boat.

    Here is a clue.
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    Was playing around with some Graupner bits today and came up with this arrangement for a self adjusting Cunningham.
    It gives me about 1/8th. inch of slack with the sails full out. It's easy to adjust, just slip the C shaped Graupner thingy
    on the boom back to tighten it, and forward to loosen it.
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    I did allot of testing with this over the summer,it dose work fine, but only tried on A Riggs.
    Kurt

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    Did some tuning on my old blue splash last summer.
    Here is is an attempt at a video ( holding an iPad in one hand).
    I still like this old design and think I can eek more out of her.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcgxcb5s0iI&t=23s

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    Here is some vid close to shore.Not much wind.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_O76r4qioI
    Last edited by M16; 01-31-2017 at 04:06 AM.

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    Hi,

    I also have some of Brian's sails I've built my own twice now (for other yachts) and every time I compare them to his I hang my head in shame

    Is the rotating pivot you've used at the top a standard method for sails with the double eyelets? I had no clue what to do so I rigged them up to a swivel off the backstay.
    It's functional but pretty difficult to rig.

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    I don't think it's standard for RG's but normal IOM.
    I was having trouble with the sail shape at the point where the stays attach to the mast upwards.
    Moving the stay attachment to the front of the mast allowed the sail to pivot better.
    The pivot itself would work better if I could bend that wire but it hard steal and the attached in
    such a way not removable.

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    Default Re: rigging ideas

    I likeusing string loops to tie the sails to the mast. but I also leave about 2-3 mm gap between the luff of the main and the mast. this allows the sail to flop over from one side to the next in really light air.

    boat looks good on the water... a nice moderately skinny boat that goes well in a breeze as well.
    Marc

    S1M 1981
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    IOM 81, 681, 881

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