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322Re: [Weta-Trimarans] Re: Introduction & Questions

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  • Mitch
    Jan 6, 2010
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      the stock one works. I have a twin, may go back to stock.

      On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 1:56 PM, begleyneil <neilbegley@...>wrote:

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      > Well, the new boat is getting closer and should arrive in about 10 days.
      > I've ordered the blocks for the mainsheet system and now have a question
      > about the tiller extension. Is the standard one long enough to do do the job
      > properly? If not what is the optimum length? I will probably use twin
      > extensions but will try out a single first. Any comments on this?
      > Thanks.
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      > --- In Weta-Trimarans@yahoogroups.com <Weta-Trimarans%40yahoogroups.com>,
      > eric e <ericeaso@...> wrote:
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      > > #293 and #294 came from the factory with very nice ronstan orbit 55
      > blocks with� integral� cleats but no ratchet
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      > 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
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      > > --- On Sun, 12/20/09, begleyneil <neilbegley@...> wrote:
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      > > From: begleyneil <neilbegley@...>
      > > Subject: [Weta-Trimarans] Re: Introduction & Questions
      > > To: Weta-Trimarans@yahoogroups.com <Weta-Trimarans%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > Date: Sunday, December 20, 2009, 9:16 PM
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      > > 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?
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      > > Neil.
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      > > --- In Weta-Trimarans@ yahoogroups. com, Robert Shirley <wetasocal@ ..>
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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.�
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      > > > --- On Sat, 12/19/09, Mitch <mitch.sailing@ ...> wrote:
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      > > > From: Mitch <mitch.sailing@ ...>
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      > > > Subject: Re: [Weta-Trimarans] Introduction & Questions
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      > > > To: Weta-Trimarans@ yahoogroups. com
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      > > > Date: Saturday, December 19, 2009, 12:26 AM
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      > > > Hi Neil - welcome,
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      > > > 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
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      > > > 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
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      > > > stretch. I myself just use the truckers hitch method in the manual,
      > with the
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      > > > added bit of hanging a small block off the loop.� Others have replaced
      > their
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      > > > cleats with a clam cleat(not class legal) but the loads are low and it
      > works
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      > > > fine.
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      > > > I have the smallest bronze snapshackle available for my jib clew and
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      > > > 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
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      > > > 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
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      > > > > Weta due for delivery late January. I have not sailed a Weta nor
      > inspected
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      > > > > one closely so my questions may be redundant when my boat arrives.
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      > > > > Club racing will be in a mixed fleet of cats with just one or two of
      > us so
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      > > > > class rules will not apply until I go to class regattas.
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      > > > > Is the traveller a functioning traveller? If not can it be altered to
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      > > > > function as a traveller? And if not why is it there?
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      > > > > Is it class legal to apply top and bottom strops to the mainsheet to
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      > > > > fall?
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      > > > > Has anyone thought about rigging a jib cunningham to alter luff
      > tension
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      > > > > whilst sailing?
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      > > > > Has anyone worked out a quick way to change jib sheeting position to
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      > > > > clew board.
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      > > > > No doubt there will be more questions later but these will do for
      > now.
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      > > > > Thanks and I look forward to being part of this group.
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