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Novice sailer HELP #278283
04/06/15 12:14 PM
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Novice sailer here... I recently purchase a used G-cat 5.0.

I am missing the end cap on the traveler on the back of the boat, the place where the boom is attached and it glides back and forth from port to starboard. Without this end cap the boom just flies off the traveler. Anyone know what size end cap I need? Are they all pretty standard size? Are the Gcat end pieces the same size at a hobie 16?

Also, any suggestions on what rope to buy to flip it back over in case we capsize?

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Re: Novice sailer HELP [Re: Gmerrell] #278285
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The cap may be a Harken part but not important. All you have to do is tie a square knot in the traveler line so it limits the movment of the traveler car. This is a good idea even if the end caps are there. Keeps the car from slamming into the stop.

Righting line should be at least 3/8 and tie a few square knots in it. Makes it easier to hold onto.


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Re: Novice sailer HELP [Re: catman] #278294
04/07/15 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by catman

Righting line should be at least 3/8 and tie a few square knots in it. Makes it easier to hold onto.


You could tie a loop near the bottom of the righting line for your harness hook to help leverage, as well as a loop near the top to help you step back on to the boat once it gets righted.


Jay

Re: Novice sailer HELP [Re: waterbug_wpb] #278528
04/23/15 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by waterbug_wpb
Originally Posted by catman

Righting line should be at least 3/8 and tie a few square knots in it. Makes it easier to hold onto.


You could tie a loop near the bottom of the righting line for your harness hook to help leverage, as well as a loop near the top to help you step back on to the boat once it gets righted.


THIS is a GREAT idea! So simple, been doing this for quite a while, and never even thought of a foot loop in that line for getting back up.

Brilliant!

Except- it's usually in the middle/front, and the self taker kinda gets in the way.

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Re: Novice sailer HELP [Re: Todd_Sails] #278535
04/24/15 07:36 AM
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that foot loop is the most difficult to position correctly... In my experience, it had to be low enough to get your foot in (from the water), but high enough it didn't kick under the boat too far to be of any use getting your other leg up on to the hull. My N20 had a lot of freeboard. I suspect the F18s have even more...

And my righting line (I called it the "idiot rope" since I was an idiot and got the boat flipped) was slung over the high-side hull when righting, but having it inside on the front beam might have made it easier to step into..

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Re: Novice sailer HELP [Re: waterbug_wpb] #278538
04/24/15 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by waterbug_wpb
that foot loop is the most difficult to position correctly... In my experience, it had to be low enough to get your foot in (from the water), but high enough it didn't kick under the boat too far to be of any use getting your other leg up on to the hull. My N20 had a lot of freeboard. I suspect the F18s have even more...

And my righting line (I called it the "idiot rope" since I was an idiot and got the boat flipped) was slung over the high-side hull when righting, but having it inside on the front beam might have made it easier to step into..


F18s have the corner cut out of the hull shape on the rear corner of the hull profile to make the footstrap angle easy...I think AHPC was the first to come out with that on the Capricorn and the others quickly followed suit.


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Re: Novice sailer HELP [Re: Gmerrell] #278539
04/24/15 10:01 AM
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Have another cup of coffee, Jake.


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Re: Novice sailer HELP [Re: tshan] #278540
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Originally Posted by tshan
Have another cup of coffee, Jake.


eh? Was it Falcon?


Jake Kohl
Re: Novice sailer HELP [Re: Jake] #278566
04/27/15 09:12 AM
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no, we were talking about tyeing a foot loop in the righting line, not a footstrap on the hull


Jay


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