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Re: Uni spin hoist [Re: Bob_Curry] #228430
02/09/11 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Bob_Curry
All,

One major problem that no one has addressed yet is UPPER BODY STRENGTH! All these furlers, etc, still require 2 hands and then you have to get it down and on the boat (windage) wasting yet more boat lengths in a race. Furlers are for cruisers, IMO.

If I can say this on the forum, I had a very slick and easy system for retrieval on my F17. I could outperform 99.9% of the singlehanded spin sailors out there in the hoist and drop. I have pics somewhere on my computer if anyone would like to view. The 2 line systems talked about simply means you have to do one more movement again wasting valuable boatlengths without the kite up and sailing. Don't ask me how I know!

BC wink


Please show us; in my opinion; it whould be "what works for you". I have a single line system that works for me; might try a 1:2 system to sppeed things up this year if I ever get enough time to spend on the boat!


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Re: Uni spin hoist [Re: scooby_simon] #228436
02/09/11 12:32 PM
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Show us the pictures mate, it would be great to see another system in action. I think all this might come down to what scooby is saying - horses for courses. You have the system that suits your abilities, style and location at the time. I like the 2 line because I have almost zero risk of dragging the spin and suits how I organise myself (badly) at roundings. I might go back to single line as I get more polished who knows, or if someone shows a killer system on here!

Re: Uni spin hoist [Re: DanTnz] #228444
02/09/11 02:48 PM
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No worries. I'll put them on powerpoint and designate what the system does. Another "complete" trick is to have the spin, hoop mouth, and spin sock coated with either Sailkote or Holmenkol solution. A spin cloth that is already silicone impregnated helps big time! Very low to no stretch line too!

I must have gone thru a large spray can of Sailkote at least every 3-4 weeks. She liked to be all lubed up. I'll try to post the pics tomorrow.

Take care,
BC wink


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Re: Uni spin hoist [Re: waynemarlow] #228447
02/09/11 06:05 PM
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Dead set . I mentioned this before but that facnor system is simply not a sensible solution on a single handed boat. It just sucks if you are trying to race.

To furl the spi you will find that you have to pul 4 or 5 times the amount of rope that you have to using a single line system. Believe me I've used it and it is far from the magic bullet you are after.

To furl nicely you need a very thick and very expensive piece of non twist rope to furl it round. I wouldn't want the Windage or the extra wieght. Think about what happens to the kite during the gybe. It will get wrapped around the rope and cause all manner of problems.

Most importantly for people that can't afford to replace the spi 3 times a year, then it definetly not an option. If you want to wreck a nylon sail as quickly as you can then furl it around a piece of rope while it flaps like a bitch because you can't get it furled quickley.

Like Bob said. Single line system. Cleat on the beam. Simple easy. Silicone it if you still have problems.


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Re: Uni spin hoist [Re: Aido] #228448
02/09/11 06:21 PM
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Here's video of me hoisting and dousing the spin solo on my Taipan 5.7 if your interested, admittedly it is only around 8 knots but it does show a single line system solo and no issues of getting it wet.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cplvG9_vm4U


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Re: Uni spin hoist [Re: Bob_Curry] #228466
02/10/11 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob_Curry
No worries. I'll put them on powerpoint and designate what the system does. Another "complete" trick is to have the spin, hoop mouth, and spin sock coated with either Sailkote or Holmenkol solution. A spin cloth that is already silicone impregnated helps big time! Very low to no stretch line too!

I must have gone thru a large spray can of Sailkote at least every 3-4 weeks. She liked to be all lubed up. I'll try to post the pics tomorrow.

Take care,
BC wink


Bob; salkote or similar is a given! Nothing new there!

Last edited by scooby_simon; 02/10/11 12:46 PM.

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Re: Uni spin hoist [Re: Timbo] #228776
02/18/11 06:24 AM
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Thanks for the info.


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