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319Re: [Weta-Trimarans] Re: Introduction & Questions

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  • eric e
    Dec 20, 2009
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      #293 and #294 came from the factory with very nice ronstan orbit 55 blocks with integral cleats but no ratchet
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Weta-Trimarans/photos/album/1957000026/pic/691856611/view?picmode=medium&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&dir=asc
      while the 8.5m2 gennaker develops loads downwind that require ratchet blocks the loads on the smaller main do not appear to need a ratchet
      if the current loads to control the main feel too high, i'd try increasing the purchase to 6:1 first
      eric e

      --- On Sun, 12/20/09, begleyneil <neilbegley@...> wrote:

      From: begleyneil <neilbegley@...>
      Subject: [Weta-Trimarans] Re: Introduction & Questions
      To: Weta-Trimarans@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Sunday, December 20, 2009, 9:16 PM
















       









      Thank you Mitch and Bob for your replies. I will keep my boat class legal. I see from the pics that neither the standard 5:1 mainsheet or your flash 6:1 system use a ratchet block, or will this too send you to Weta jail?

      Neil.



      --- In Weta-Trimarans@ yahoogroups. com, Robert Shirley <wetasocal@. ..> wrote:

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      > 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

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

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      > From: Mitch <mitch.sailing@ ...>

      > Subject: Re: [Weta-Trimarans] Introduction & Questions

      > To: Weta-Trimarans@ yahoogroups. com

      > Date: Saturday, December 19, 2009, 12:26 AM

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      > Hi Neil - welcome,

      > There is no traveler, nor is there a boom.

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      > Some sort of strop system would likely work - but I don't believe is class

      > legal. You shouldn't care about that though.

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      > 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

      > fine.

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      > I have the smallest bronze snapshackle available for my jib clew and can

      > easily change clew position between races.

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

      > tiller around.

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      > Greg

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

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      > > Sorry if this is a repeat but I think I made an error in sending it.

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      > > 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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