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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:14 am 
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I am currently resurrecting my 1977 H18 with magnums and need to replace the VERY stretched trapeze shock cords. A search on the net indicates a 7ft shock cord, with single loop, no wings. Any idea what the correct length for a shock cord with wings? I am guessing an additional 12 to 18 inches..does anyone know for sure?

Thanks for scratching your head on this info request.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:38 am 
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We just used the stock length, it worked OK. You can always start a little long and cut it down to what you feel works best.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:27 am 
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Am i the only one that runs the trap wires inside of the wings? Its worked fine for me so far.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:29 pm 
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If you do a little research here on the forum you will find some posts about how to rig a continious bungie system .... that works VERY well w/ Magnum/SX Wings. So before you purchase any bungie cord please research my old posts.

(Everyone who has actually installed the system I propose and have installed on my H18Magnum like it alot ... and it is rigged "inside" the wings ... it will work w/ or w/o wings. There are some "nay sayers" ... but has far as I know, they haven't ACTUALLY rigged/installed the system to try it out ..... they have their minds made up for their own reasons .....)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:42 pm 
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Mine are installed inside the wings. Tried them outside the wings for a while but hated it.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:03 pm 
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On the 17 (same issue), almost everyone runs their traps inside the wings.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:02 pm 
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+ another on the bungie on the inside of the wings... on the outside all it does is wear the wing tramps and get in the way when not being used...


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:44 am 
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Having read all the advice presented I have decided that the best plan of attack, as always, must include application of the KISS (keep it simple stupid!!!) rule...that said I have decided to go stock length (7ft) and configuration and run them inside the wings.

Many thanks for the replies.

Paul


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:19 am 
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I have an SX with the trap rigged outside the wings. I think I'm going to change it up to the inside too. I do have a question about rigging the trap system if I want to remove the wings:

I have the trap wire extension at the mast tang due to the longer SX mast. If I remove the wings, will my trap wires now be too long to use? Do I need to remove the extension every time I remove the wings, or, should I just remove the extension altogether and use the adjustment line to adjust the length?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:47 am 
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I would run them inside and leave the extension, make adjustments with the rope.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:55 am 
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Well, If I left the extension, and removed the wings, wouldn't it be too low?
I can always make dogbone lower with the rope, but of course, can't make it higher. Does anyone sail both with and without wings, or is that just too much of a hassle.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:02 pm 
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I do, I though the extension was for the SX mast. I am un-aware of an extension for the wings. I install wings for laze days, and remove them for when I want to pretend I am hard-core. I trap on and off the wings, IMHO the trap wires need to adjustment.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:59 pm 
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I use standard trap wires on the SX mast. I currently have them outside of the wings but prefer them inside. I found the handle height of the standard wire to be comfortable and I adjust down for the dogbones.
I have the traps outside so I can fold the wings up when the boat is on the beach, keeps people off them. The trap bungees help hold the wings up.


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