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#253759 - 10/22/12 07:54 AM Infusion  
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Just picked up an 08' Nacra Infusion. Boat is in great shape and the plan is to wax her up and take her sailing before it gets any colder. This winter I'll take a look at the rigging and the rest of the boat to get her really locked in per here: http://www.microwindracing.com/boat.html

Are there any problem spots besides the gybing boards (I don't think mine gybe, the back of the boards are really thick where they fit in the compartment) and the potential for leaking skipper bungees? I'd like to stay ahead of the maintenance curve.

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#253766 - 10/22/12 11:18 AM Re: Infusion [Re: samc99us]  
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Congrats with the new boat, should still be very competitive.
It's a good idea to have some spare parts of the rudder system.
Especially the bolt with the ring at the end that attaches to the transom has a tendency to break.

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Originally Posted by Tony_F18

Especially the bolt with the ring at the end that attaches to the transom has a tendency to break.


Make sure that the keeper nut is kept TIGHT!!!!! Check it every time you sail. The bolt will break when that nut gets loose! (Don't ask me how I know).


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Originally Posted by ksurfer2
Originally Posted by Tony_F18

Especially the bolt with the ring at the end that attaches to the transom has a tendency to break.


Make sure that the keeper nut is kept TIGHT!!!!! Check it every time you sail. The bolt will break when that nut gets loose! (Don't ask me how I know).


Second... sailing back to Ft. Adams with one rudder at the Newport Regatta was bunches of fun!

Congrats on the boat- the Infusion is a great ride, and following Mike and Tripp's rigging guide is the best way to get sorted quickly. You should come play with us in New England next summer, our fleet meeting is coming up and I will have the event calendar out by the beginning of December.



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#253771 - 10/22/12 12:32 PM Re: Infusion [Re: samc99us]  
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Thanks guys. Many of the systems are the same as the N20, so I've got a few spare rudder parts (and blade).

Jeff, New England sailing is the plan if I can keep my crew around through then.


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Quick question, are most of you using the hook system for the jib halyard? My understanding is the hooks are hard to get (I only have 1 and I better not loose it!). Is there an alternative system, maybe an old fashioned rope halyard with Spectra vs. the wire? What are the Mk. 2's and C2's shipping with?

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The hook system works pretty good, I wouldn't worry about losing it (unless you are really clumsy!) smile

I would get a 2nd main halyard ring though, they can stretch during the season which makes is a PITA to hook it in.

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The C2's have a more traditional haylard. I plan to switch mine back to a hook and ring like the infusion. I felt that system worked much better and was far easier to keep adequate luff tension.


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#253781 - 10/22/12 03:02 PM Re: Infusion [Re: samc99us]  
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We use the hook with a jib cunningham led back to the beam, works nicely.


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#253784 - 10/22/12 07:27 PM Re: Infusion [Re: Jeff.Dusek]  
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I have my halyard come down the front of the mast after rounding a micro block on the forestay pigtail. There is another micro on the end of the halyard where I get a 2:1 purchase on the halyard via a jamb cleat with a pin. This gives me the ability to adjust the halyard tension easily while on the water.
Another thing to keep an eye out for is the seperation of the two hull haves along the top, back and bottom of the hulls. This was definately an issue on early boats, I don't know at what point this issue was resolved, if ever.


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#253796 - 10/23/12 07:41 AM Re: Infusion [Re: samc99us]  
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Thanks guys. My understanding is the seaming was an issue on the earlier boats and the 09-10 boats built overseas. 07 and 08 were supposedly OK years? Hopefully I don't find out the hard way...


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We have a 2008 and have not had an issue in the two years we have owned it. The previous owner took very good care of the boat, and it hasn't been run up on beaches which helps.


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I had an 08 for 3 years. It was a great boat. No issues at all with it.


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#253879 - 10/24/12 12:02 PM Re: Infusion [Re: ksurfer2]  
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Originally Posted by ksurfer2
The C2's have a more traditional haylard. I plan to switch mine back to a hook and ring like the infusion. I felt that system worked much better and was far easier to keep adequate luff tension.


Change the line that goes through the cleat, and the lazy end of it put on a bungee so it dives into the beam. Most of the time its the crew coming in and out that bumps it and loosens the jib luff.

I used 5mm dinghy control, and tapered it where it ties off at the beam. Yeah, I'm that cool.


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#253882 - 10/24/12 01:29 PM Re: Infusion [Re: samc99us]  
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Got it, don't slam the boat into the beach. Does anyone have some pictures of the old style gybing trunks and how they filled them in? Or anyway to confirm the boards are non-gybing?

On the adjustable jib downhaul, are you running that to both sides of the boat? I'm inclined to go with a single line setup to keep it simple and avoid issues with the crew whacking it coming of the wire...


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I believe the gybing boards were eliminated fairly early in the production line as most sailers were eliminating it. This was done by using bog at the bottom of the daggerboard trunk so that the board could not twist inside the trunk.
As for the jib adjustment I would only run a singal line. This is not something you ever really adjust unless the windstrength has changed or you just got it wrong before you left the beach.


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#253895 - 10/24/12 04:33 PM Re: Infusion [Re: samc99us]  
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Cool. Single line it is! I've never gotten it right on the beach. As an example I launched Sunday into what appeared dead flat. It was blowing 8-10kts on the other side of the beach and the luff tension was wrong. Typical Chesapeake Bay, never know what it is until you're in it.

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I too have done that plenty of times. I ran mine down the front of the mast so that it is out of the way. It typically gets adjusted twice during the course of the day as the seabreeze kicks in. You will truley enjoy the Infusion. It is a great boat.


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#254645 - 11/12/12 02:40 PM Re: Infusion [Re: samc99us]  
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Finally had the boat out in breeze over the weekend. Its a fantastic platform! Much better reaching than anything I've been on before and the overall stiffness is fantastic.

Definitely sorting out a few rigging things, the mainsail hook was a pain day 1 to get hooked but day 2 was fine, the jib halyard hook is goofy (never really liked that system), and I have a few spinnaker issues to work out.

My number one issue there is it all seems to bunch up at the hoop when dousing and is much harder to douse than others I've used in the past (Nacra midpole snuffer on the N20). Spinnaker is new and slick but I didn't McLube the hoop. The second issue is the tackline needs to be re-rigged per the manual, its not under tension when tight which makes it impossible to blow.

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Sam, get that thing figured out and come do the GT with it. You've already done the Tybee.


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