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317Re: [Weta-Trimarans] Introduction & Questions

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  • Robert Shirley
    Dec 20, 2009
      The class rules are available on the various weta websites.  Most of the modifications you mention aren't legal. The OD rules restrict the boat pretty much to the stock rig. There a few exceptions tho, such as 6 - 1 mainsheet, 2 - 1 jib sheet.  I, too use a truckers hitch on the jib sheet. 
      Bob S

      --- On Sat, 12/19/09, Mitch <mitch.sailing@...> wrote:

      From: Mitch <mitch.sailing@...>
      Subject: Re: [Weta-Trimarans] Introduction & Questions
      To: Weta-Trimarans@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Saturday, December 19, 2009, 12:26 AM

      Hi Neil - welcome,
      There is no traveler, nor is there a boom.

      Some sort of strop system would likely work - but I don't believe is class
      legal. You shouldn't care about that though.

      No jib cunny I've seen, but I have seen various solutions to jib halyard
      stretch. I myself just use the truckers hitch method in the manual, with the
      added bit of hanging a small block off the loop.  Others have replaced their
      cleats with a clam cleat(not class legal) but the loads are low and it works

      I have the smallest bronze snapshackle available for my jib clew and can
      easily change clew position between races.

      Other items - I put on a 2nd tiller extension so I don't have to swing the
      tiller around.


      On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 3:44 PM, begleyneil <neilbegley@...>wrote:

      > Sorry if this is a repeat but I think I made an error in sending it.
      > Hello all, I am Neil in North Queensland Australia and have ordered a new
      > Weta due for delivery late January. I have not sailed a Weta nor inspected
      > one closely so my questions may be redundant when my boat arrives.
      > Club racing will be in a mixed fleet of cats with just one or two of us so
      > class rules will not apply until I go to class regattas.
      > Is the traveller a functioning traveller? If not can it be altered to
      > function as a traveller? And if not why is it there?
      > Is it class legal to apply top and bottom strops to the mainsheet to reduce
      > fall?
      > Has anyone thought about rigging a jib cunningham to alter luff tension
      > whilst sailing?
      > Has anyone worked out a quick way to change jib sheeting position to the
      > clew board.
      > No doubt there will be more questions later but these will do for now.
      > Thanks and I look forward to being part of this group.


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