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ifoxwell Posted: 30-May-06 11:49
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Are we allowed to double up the purchase on the jib sheets to make it easyer for the crews to pull them in and release when required.

Ian
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Mark Wilson Posted: 30-May-06 12:47
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I guess if it means putting a different turning block on it wouldn't. I know that people have raised the cleat though to make the release easier.

Hope you are coming to France?
 
Pete Lindley Posted: 30-May-06 16:06
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Not raised the cleat - raised the turning block behind the cleat. This lowers the cleating angle and therefore the uncleating angle.

A couple of washers under each corner of the block does the trick - I've done this as well as many other tweaks, on our Buzz which is still for sale (Buzz 950 - 2350.00 O.N.O.)
 
Stuart Buzz 1027 Posted: 31-May-06 01:10
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Pete, is it true you've a Buzz for sale!!

Ian, i have looked at rigging the jib with purchase as Laser 3000's and 4000's use and although a good idea the only thing that makes this awkward is the size of the clew attachment. On newer style jibs the hole is not large enough for the rope to run, meaning a large hole is required, very small diameter rope or a couple of blocks attached.

Stuart.
 
ifoxwell Posted: 31-May-06 14:13
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Thanks for the advice guys. the pulley has already been raised i'm just looking at making things easier.

Do I take it then that the rules dont prohibit the idea as such... just that its hard to do it in practice?

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Chris H Buzz1040 Posted: 18-Jun-06 00:44
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Ian,

I think the others have missed your point. No, the current rules do not allow you to add additional purchase but I agree the load on the sheet in a breeze can be quite high. It's something that could be considered.
 

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