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Re: Spinpole Windex Mount [Re: arbo06] #169053
02/21/09 11:06 AM
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I've often wondered why we never see Telo Vanes, etc. at the top of masts on beach cats. Do you have to consider mast rake when putting on up there, or does that not have an effect on its performance?

Mike

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Re: Spinpole Windex Mount [Re: brucat] #169056
02/21/09 11:23 AM
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Rake doesn't matter, you can bend the staff if you need to. I tried it when I was starting out and got a sore neck from looking that far up(main tales are one thing but...) and I got tired of replacing them everytime I'd pitchpole, bent and broke them all up.


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Re: Spinpole Windex Mount [Re: Team_Cat_Fever] #169093
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Yeah, I like them atop the mast for light air, but they rarely survive crashes.

Dave

Re: Spinpole Windex Mount [Re: davefarmer] #169100
02/22/09 10:06 AM
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So...I rigged it on the pole...looked at it...thought logically, heard all your voices in the back of my head and gave it to my friend who has a laser regatta today. Merry Christmas.


Regards,

C.
Re: Spinpole Windex Mount [Re: Strategery] #169107
02/22/09 10:44 AM
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Good call. You won't regret it.


"I said, now, I said ,pay attention boy!"

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea
Isak Dinesen
If a man is to be obsessed by something.... I suppose a boat is as good as anything... perhaps a bit better than most.
E. B. White
Re: Spinpole Windex Mount [Re: Strategery] #169110
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Originally Posted by Strategery
So...I rigged it on the pole...looked at it...thought logically, heard all your voices in the back of my head and gave it to my friend who has a laser regatta today. Merry Christmas.


Mark's deal with a spring, a straw, and a piece of cellophane works great and is unlikely to snag the kite.


Jake Kohl
Re: Spinpole Windex Mount [Re: Jake] #169129
02/22/09 04:37 PM
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Fitted on the spin pole for the last 4 years and no snags or problems:

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Re: Spinpole Windex Mount [Re: Jalani] #169160
02/23/09 09:16 AM
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Re: Spinpole Windex Mount [Re: Jake] #169169
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Originally Posted by Jake
I had a 50 yard tape streamer off the back of the boat...I think it used up that tape. I'm going to have to find something new....so let's hear it.


I bet the 5 cars behind you thought you were ... ummmmm,.... well lets just say... ummmmm.... "special" smile

Re: Spinpole Windex Mount [Re: MarkW_F18] #169173
02/23/09 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by MarkW_F18
I've created a vane from a 5" spring (Ace Hardware), some plastic celaphane sheet (craft shop), a straw (McDonalds). I cut the plastic into a triangle about 5" long by 1" wide and creased it down the middle to make it stiff. I wrapped the wide end around the straw and stapled it... The straw rotates freely on the spring... I just tape the vane to the end of the spin pole. It works great, but mainly only use it in light air conditions.

I've seen someone else use a cable cover and tell tale, which also works well...

Either of these are soft and flexible enough to not tear your spin.

Mark,
I'm not clear on the spring part, how does the vane attach/rest on the spring.How do you attach the spring to the boat? Tape,I'd guess.
A pic would be great.
Thanks.
Tawd


"I said, now, I said ,pay attention boy!"

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea
Isak Dinesen
If a man is to be obsessed by something.... I suppose a boat is as good as anything... perhaps a bit better than most.
E. B. White
Re: Spinpole Windex Mount [Re: Team_Cat_Fever] #169210
02/23/09 03:56 PM
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I've run a Telocat from the spin pole tip for years. Never had a snag with the spinny (mid-pole snuffer).

Find it very handy in the light and imediately after a tack/gybe to get the right heading. Don't use it much once under way on a leg....not like the old days when the "apparent wind abeam" method rules supreme. Tried the much older mast head vane a few years ago...only useful in the light...rake is an issue. Also took a lot of scourn from the top Tboat guys in the country when they saw it up there...must have psyc'd them out ;-)



Mike Dobbs
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Re: Spinpole Windex Mount [Re: Jake] #169222
02/23/09 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Jake
(I gotta stand up for my SF crew).



So, go ahead stand up........oh, sorry you are standing. laugh


Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.
Re: Spinpole Windex Mount [Re: zander] #169258
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Originally Posted by zander
Originally Posted by Jake
(I gotta stand up for my SF crew).



So, go ahead stand up........oh, sorry you are standing. laugh


He's like the roaming gnome,ya can't tell if he's standing either.

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"I said, now, I said ,pay attention boy!"

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea
Isak Dinesen
If a man is to be obsessed by something.... I suppose a boat is as good as anything... perhaps a bit better than most.
E. B. White
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