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Defending my honor from DIng #234326
07/04/11 02:05 PM
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Really, a tinker-er? That kinda hurt Dave.

Would someone with the tinker gene spend and entire after noon setting up a mast complete with a tapered main halyard?

I think not.....

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Re: Defending my honor from DIng [Re: Karl_Brogger] #234330
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Is that your setup Karl?


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Re: Defending my honor from DIng [Re: scooby_simon] #234331
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Yep.


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Re: Defending my honor from DIng [Re: scooby_simon] #234332
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Should we now discuss the value of a "Tinker's Damn" ?

As in, I don't give a...

;^)


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Re: Defending my honor from DIng [Re: Karl_Brogger] #234333
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Originally Posted by Karl_Brogger
Yep.


Like the mast markings; but keep checking the numbers as the rigging will streach. Why the large dia main halyard? I'm using 2/5mm !


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Re: Defending my honor from DIng [Re: scooby_simon] #234335
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The mast has been rigged before, (Alter Cup boat), so the diamonds should stay pretty consistent. It doesn't seem to take too long for the diamond wires to stretch in. I don't know what you mean by big diameter. It's a 3mm tapered with a 5mm cover.


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Re: Defending my honor from DIng [Re: Karl_Brogger] #234337
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Like Scooby, I use 2.5mm untapered (Kevlar in my case) so I can't see the point in tapering it - in fact I couldn't taper what I have,


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Re: Defending my honor from DIng [Re: Jalani] #234343
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Originally Posted by Jalani
Like Scooby, I use 2.5mm untapered (Kevlar in my case) so I can't see the point in tapering it - in fact I couldn't taper what I have,


My Spi halyard is Tapered 2.5mm to 5mm.


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Re: Defending my honor from DIng [Re: Karl_Brogger] #234368
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Originally Posted by Karl_Brogger
Really, a tinker-er? That kinda hurt Dave.

Would someone with the tinker gene spend and entire after noon setting up a mast complete with a tapered main halyard?

I think not.....



Isn't that the definition of a tinker-er Karl?

We all tinker, but there are those that tinker and those of us that have completely lost their mind... you my friend are flirting with the latter. I know that might sting a little but I only say these things because I care. Does every crack whore start out with the goal of becoming a crack whore?


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Re: Defending my honor from DIng [Re: David Ingram] #234674
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Re: Defending my honor from DIng [Re: waterbug_wpb] #234724
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The tapered main halyard is weird. The sail goes up and down very nicely, I will say that it is better than any of the other boats I've had. Locking the ring is just strange though. I have to rotate the mast to get it to lock, and also to unlock it. Before I just pulled it up, it went "click" and I stowed the halyard. I don't have to rotate it very far either, which is strange.

I also need to slip a few bits of line inside the dyneema in a couple of places to keep it in the mast. I had a halyard sneaking out of the luff track on Saturday racing, but it didn't happen Sunday, so it may have been an isolated incident.


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