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 Post subject: Tiger main on 18SX mast
PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:33 am 
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Anyone converted the head plate of a Tiger main to use on a 18 mast? Obviously the hook would have to be cut off but would the halyard attachment point work with the 18 ring and twist shackle? Should I remove the Tiger head plate and install an 18 plate, if possible? What you think?


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 Post subject: Tiger Main on SX
PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:25 am 
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Yes, it works. One of our engineers has an SX and he just did the conversion. I think he cut a little off the head and installed a new headboard. He has not given me details and is now in the carribean for a few weeks. We plan on offering a retro plan to help sell some pin head Tiger sails sitting around here.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 1:32 pm 
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Matt,
Thanks for info. Pinhead Tiger sail? Are you reffering to the pre - STX? I have Dan Delave's smoke main with small squaretop. Any additional info is greatly appreciated. Did the engineer have to recut for the comptip? I'm in process of repairing a SX stick now. Purchased aluminum track to keep the head in, anything else I should consider?


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 Post subject: Not sure of the details
PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 1:48 pm 
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Not sure of the details...

The pin head is the original. There have been 3 styles. Pin, ST and STX.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 6:21 am 
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Thanks again Matt. Keep us informed on the retro kit. My sail is an ST. I haven't really started messing with it. I think I will convert the existing plate for now as to not have extra holes in the head. Will ask more questions as I go along.


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