Announcements
New Discussions
Downhaul under spinnaker
by CapriSun. 11/12/20 09:41 AM
Tornado
by Team_Cat_Fever. 11/02/20 09:45 PM
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Hop To
Optimum Line Lengths #85081
09/19/06 03:12 PM
09/19/06 03:12 PM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 10
B
bbateman Offline OP
stranger
bbateman  Offline OP
stranger
B

Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 10
Well I was racing this past weekend in gusty conditions and having some difficulty managing my lines, mostly the main. I was losing it overboard, usually through the tramp, and getting it wrapped around various things such as:

myself
the shrouds
and even the main blocks

I discussed the problem with one of the experienced racers and he suggested that the factory specified line lengths may not actually be the best lengths and suggested that it might help to shorten some of the lines a bit. My lines are the factory specified lengths.

Unfortunately there arenít any active H16 sailors at my club that I can ask.

Does anyone have suggestion that can help in this area? Do the experienced H16 racers ever shorten their lines?

-- Have You Seen This? --
Re: Optimum Line Lengths [Re: bbateman] #85082
09/19/06 10:52 PM
09/19/06 10:52 PM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 44
Minnesota
hititmaestro Offline
newbie
hititmaestro  Offline
newbie

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 44
Minnesota
You can try getting a mainsheet overboard preventer its in the hobie catalog its a piece of canvas that ties to the tramp lacing and keeps the sheets from going overboard


When i was your age Pluto was a planet Blake Johnson 1973 hobie 16 sail 2663
Re: Optimum Line Lengths [Re: hititmaestro] #85083
09/20/06 12:48 AM
09/20/06 12:48 AM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 66
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South A...
Clint_SA Offline
journeyman
Clint_SA  Offline
journeyman

Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 66
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South A...
It's often something that happens when you're out on the wire and things are a little rough. I always ask the crew to just haul it back in, and with a little effort in making sure the lines are kept in check, it doesn't happen too often. Some sailors here feed the excess into the tramp lacing which seems to work just fine. Just make sure you have enough line for light downwind conditions where one would have boom all the way out with the skipper right in the front. It's something that with a little time doesn't become such a nuisance.
Clint


Dubulamanzi

Moderated by  Damon Linkous 

Search

Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 26 guests, and 240 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
jamieoklahoma, CameronB, stampdk, lwalling, PavelRu
8076 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
Timbo 1
Forum Statistics
Forums26
Topics22,383
Posts267,009
Members8,076
Most Online1,650
Sep 10th, 2019
--Advertisement--
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1