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  • Graham Norbury
    I used to fly my cruising chute on an adjustable pennant run through a snatch block on the stemhead fitting. When I was too far off the wind to keep it flying
    Message 1 of 8 , Jan 17, 2010
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      I used to fly my cruising chute on an adjustable pennant run through a snatch block on the stemhead fitting.  When I was too far off the wind to keep it flying (i.e. >120deg apparent), I'd rig it symmetrical-style with a pole. 

      Graham

      On 1/17/2010 3:13 PM, Denece wrote:  

      Ya, we fly ours on an adjustable pennant from the bow fitting.

      We got the sock since its usually me on the foredeck crew!

      Denece


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      From: Dkgibbons
      Sent: Jan 17, 2010 2:14 PM
      To: "campernicholson@ yahoogroups. com"
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      Subject: Re: [campernicholson] Cruising Chutes

       

      Cruising chutes usually don't use a boom. I use a "tacker" from ATN

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      On Jan 17, 2010, at 11:41, rarnesen20 <rarnesen20@yahoo. com> wrote:

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      > Does anyone have a good solution for attaching a short boom off the
      > bow on the Nic35 to fly a cruising chute?
      >
      > regards, Ralph
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    • Colin Campbell-Dunlop
      this is an interesting thread.  I have been thinking of ways to achieve this for a little while.  At the moment we use the adjustable pennant method which
      Message 2 of 8 , Jan 17, 2010
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        this is an interesting thread.  I have been thinking of ways to achieve this for a little while.  At the moment we use the adjustable pennant method which works fine but you cannot sail that deep.  A short, detatchable sprit would enable the boat to sail a little bit further off the wind and reduce the chances of a wrap when gybing. 
         
        I had a look at the Southerly 32 at the boat show last week.  It has a stainless steel sprit about 3 feet long.  There is a dedicated fitting on the foredeck for the aft end of the pole and an attachement point for the forward end welded on to the stemhead fitting. 
         
        I think that Selden do a specialist kit with an aluminium spar with the tack line running up the middle of it.  Nice, but would probably not suit the Nic 35. 
         
        Interesting all this talk of using downwind sails.  It is obviously mid winter and we are all dreaming of broad reaching in the sunshine with a F3-4 on the quarter!  
         
        Looking back over Trutz's log for July last year was something of a reality check :)
         
        Colin
         
        Trutz
         
        35 #225
        --- On Sun, 17/1/10, Graham Norbury <gnorbury@...> wrote:

        From: Graham Norbury <gnorbury@...>
        Subject: Re: [campernicholson] Cruising Chutes
        To: campernicholson@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Sunday, 17 January, 2010, 20:29

         
        I used to fly my cruising chute on an adjustable pennant run through a snatch block on the stemhead fitting.  When I was too far off the wind to keep it flying (i.e. >120deg apparent), I'd rig it symmetrical- style with a pole. 

        Graham

        On 1/17/2010 3:13 PM, Denece wrote:
         
        Ya, we fly ours on an adjustable pennant from the bow fitting.

        We got the sock since its usually me on the foredeck crew!

        Denece


        -----Original Message-----
        From: Dkgibbons
        Sent: Jan 17, 2010 2:14 PM
        To: "campernicholson@ yahoogroups. com"
        Cc: "campernicholson@ yahoogroups. com"
        Subject: Re: [campernicholson] Cruising Chutes

         
        Cruising chutes usually don't use a boom. I use a "tacker" from ATN

        Sent from my iPod

        On Jan 17, 2010, at 11:41, rarnesen20 <rarnesen20@yahoo. com> wrote:

        >
        > Does anyone have a good solution for attaching a short boom off the
        > bow on the Nic35 to fly a cruising chute?
        >
        > regards, Ralph
        >
        >
        >
        > ------------ --------- --------- ------
        >
        > Yahoo! Groups Links
        >
        >
        >
      • R Arnesen
        Thanks for all the advice, I am thinking of using the bow roller and the 11 inch cleats. The bow roller to fasten the extension in the middle and the cleats to
        Message 3 of 8 , Jan 18, 2010
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          Thanks for all the advice, I am thinking of using the bow roller and the 11 inch cleats. The bow roller to fasten the extension in the middle and the cleats to somehow fasten the inboard end. I think that box or U extrusion might be better than round and there is a pin on the bow fitting to hold the anchor secure that might be used.
          Thats for all your advice. I will let you know how it turns out.
          Ralph


          From: Colin Campbell-Dunlop <colin@...>
          To: campernicholson@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Mon, January 18, 2010 7:23:58 AM
          Subject: Re: [campernicholson] Cruising Chutes

           

          this is an interesting thread.  I have been thinking of ways to achieve this for a little while.  At the moment we use the adjustable pennant method which works fine but you cannot sail that deep.  A short, detatchable sprit would enable the boat to sail a little bit further off the wind and reduce the chances of a wrap when gybing. 
           
          I had a look at the Southerly 32 at the boat show last week.  It has a stainless steel sprit about 3 feet long.  There is a dedicated fitting on the foredeck for the aft end of the pole and an attachement point for the forward end welded on to the stemhead fitting. 
           
          I think that Selden do a specialist kit with an aluminium spar with the tack line running up the middle of it.  Nice, but would probably not suit the Nic 35. 
           
          Interesting all this talk of using downwind sails.  It is obviously mid winter and we are all dreaming of broad reaching in the sunshine with a F3-4 on the quarter!  
           
          Looking back over Trutz's log for July last year was something of a reality check :)
           
          Colin
           
          Trutz
           
          35 #225
          --- On Sun, 17/1/10, Graham Norbury <gnorbury@bondcar. com> wrote:

          From: Graham Norbury <gnorbury@bondcar. com>
          Subject: Re: [campernicholson] Cruising Chutes
          To: campernicholson@ yahoogroups. com
          Date: Sunday, 17 January, 2010, 20:29

           
          I used to fly my cruising chute on an adjustable pennant run through a snatch block on the stemhead fitting.  When I was too far off the wind to keep it flying (i.e. >120deg apparent), I'd rig it symmetrical- style with a pole. 

          Graham

          On 1/17/2010 3:13 PM, Denece wrote:
           
          Ya, we fly ours on an adjustable pennant from the bow fitting.

          We got the sock since its usually me on the foredeck crew!

          Denece


          -----Original Message-----
          From: Dkgibbons
          Sent: Jan 17, 2010 2:14 PM
          To: "campernicholson@ yahoogroups. com"
          Cc: "campernicholson@ yahoogroups. com"
          Subject: Re: [campernicholson] Cruising Chutes

           
          Cruising chutes usually don't use a boom. I use a "tacker" from ATN

          Sent from my iPod

          On Jan 17, 2010, at 11:41, rarnesen20 <rarnesen20@yahoo. com> wrote:

          >
          > Does anyone have a good solution for attaching a short boom off the
          > bow on the Nic35 to fly a cruising chute?
          >
          > regards, Ralph
          >
          >
          >
          > ------------ --------- --------- ------
          >
          > Yahoo! Groups Links
          >
          >
          >


        • Graham Norbury
          Make it strong! You ll be surprised how high a load a cruising chute can develop in a good breeze. Graham
          Message 4 of 8 , Jan 18, 2010
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            Make it strong!  You'll be surprised how high a load a cruising chute can develop in a good breeze.

            Graham

            On 1/18/2010 10:25 AM, R Arnesen wrote:
             
            Thanks for all the advice, I am thinking of using the bow roller and the 11 inch cleats. The bow roller to fasten the extension in the middle and the cleats to somehow fasten the inboard end. I think that box or U extrusion might be better than round and there is a pin on the bow fitting to hold the anchor secure that might be used.
            Thats for all your advice. I will let you know how it turns out.
            Ralph


            From: Colin Campbell-Dunlop <colin@azure- consulting. com>
            To: campernicholson@ yahoogroups. com
            Sent: Mon, January 18, 2010 7:23:58 AM
            Subject: Re: [campernicholson] Cruising Chutes

             

            this is an interesting thread.  I have been thinking of ways to achieve this for a little while.  At the moment we use the adjustable pennant method which works fine but you cannot sail that deep.  A short, detatchable sprit would enable the boat to sail a little bit further off the wind and reduce the chances of a wrap when gybing. 
             
            I had a look at the Southerly 32 at the boat show last week.  It has a stainless steel sprit about 3 feet long.  There is a dedicated fitting on the foredeck for the aft end of the pole and an attachement point for the forward end welded on to the stemhead fitting. 
             
            I think that Selden do a specialist kit with an aluminium spar with the tack line running up the middle of it.  Nice, but would probably not suit the Nic 35. 
             
            Interesting all this talk of using downwind sails.  It is obviously mid winter and we are all dreaming of broad reaching in the sunshine with a F3-4 on the quarter!  
             
            Looking back over Trutz's log for July last year was something of a reality check :)
             
            Colin
             
            Trutz
             
            35 #225
            --- On Sun, 17/1/10, Graham Norbury <gnorbury@bondcar. com> wrote:

            From: Graham Norbury <gnorbury@bondcar. com>
            Subject: Re: [campernicholson] Cruising Chutes
            To: campernicholson@ yahoogroups. com
            Date: Sunday, 17 January, 2010, 20:29

             
            I used to fly my cruising chute on an adjustable pennant run through a snatch block on the stemhead fitting.  When I was too far off the wind to keep it flying (i.e. >120deg apparent), I'd rig it symmetrical- style with a pole. 

            Graham

            On 1/17/2010 3:13 PM, Denece wrote:
             
            Ya, we fly ours on an adjustable pennant from the bow fitting.

            We got the sock since its usually me on the foredeck crew!

            Denece


            -----Original Message-----
            From: Dkgibbons
            Sent: Jan 17, 2010 2:14 PM
            To: "campernicholson@ yahoogroups. com"
            Cc: "campernicholson@ yahoogroups. com"
            Subject: Re: [campernicholson] Cruising Chutes

             
            Cruising chutes usually don't use a boom. I use a "tacker" from ATN

            Sent from my iPod

            On Jan 17, 2010, at 11:41, rarnesen20 <rarnesen20@yahoo. com> wrote:

            >
            > Does anyone have a good solution for attaching a short boom off the
            > bow on the Nic35 to fly a cruising chute?
            >
            > regards, Ralph
            >
            >
            >
            > ------------ --------- --------- ------
            >
            > Yahoo! Groups Links
            >
            >
            >


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