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Re: AF3 halyard & sheet

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  • prairiedog2332
    Sounds great. Any photo showing the becket block sheeting and clam cleat tiller set-up?
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 7, 2010
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      Sounds great. Any photo showing the becket block sheeting and clam cleat
      tiller set-up?


      --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "D.G. Cassidy" <d.cassidy@...> wrote:
      >
      > On my AF3 balanced lug, I'm using 1/4-inch for halyard and tack line.
      > I just started using 5/16-inch line (up from 1/4) for the sheet.
      >
      > The 5/16 is much more comfortable.
      > Nylon Double Braid is nice on the hands for the sheet.
      > I would recommend not going direct from the end of the boom, to a
      > single block on the tiller (directly above the pintle/gudgeon) as
      > shown in the plans.
      > In any kind of wind, this puts the pull on the sail entirely on your
      > arm muscles. After several hours of this one day last summer, I had
      > tendonitis for weeks.
      > This season, I added a becket block to the tiller and put a block at
      > the end of the boom. This substantially lessons the strain on my arm.
      > I also strongly recommend having a clam cleat on the end of the
      > tiller for you to set the sheet in.
      >
      > My $0.02.
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