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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:51 pm 
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saw on another post in this forum some thing about pigtails for a jib sheet. not sure what they were referring to and wondering about it. can some one please enlighten me? and diagrams or pictures and reasoning would be great. and thank you in advance. ... paul

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:26 am 
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I've seen them on several 18s'. The pigtails extend the jib blocks from the clew. Allows for shorter sheets. I don't know quite how long they should be. My understanding is they create a cleaner line for air over the sail. Would like to add to my boat and will, after I get some dimensions at the next race I see one.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 7:10 am 
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5 to 6 inches. Handier for crew in positioning jib on the downwind leg.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 6:24 am 
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John, Do you have a picture of how they should be done?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:25 am 
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Can someone post the URL to the picture of a young maiden on the wings of a H18, and ahead of her, one can clearly see the pgitail set up? I cannot find it on my PC.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 7:53 am 
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ncmbm wrote:
John, Do you have a picture of how they should be done?


No.

Don't know the proper name, I call it a cow hitch, to attach a single line (3/16") to the eye of the jib. Tie each clew block individually to the end of each "tail".

John,

That was a nice photo, I couldn't find it either. :(

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:20 am 
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Found the photo:

http://www.thebeachcats.com/modules.php ... _photo.php


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Whoops... wrong photo in the previous post. Try this one:

http://www.thebeachcats.com/modules.php ... _photo.php


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That is a PONY tail. :)

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