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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:09 am 
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Ok, Got a little Cash saved up (Shhhhh, wife does not know!). What would benefit me more. 6:1 downhaul or go with Adjustable Jib Traveler System.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:57 am 
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Jib travelers.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:44 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:44 pm 
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I guess it depends on what type of jib system you currently have but if no adjustable jib travellers exist than that would be most beneficial for sure!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:57 pm 
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Just have the manual adjusting jib cars. Pull pin and slide.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:49 pm 
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Jib travelers. They are going to be adjusted much more often than downhaul


Although. The easy to adjust downhaul system will seriously help teach you the importance of that control once small changes can easily be made


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:51 am 
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I know the old pin style travellers are a pain to adjust on the fly but easy enough when sailing 2-up. I'm guessing you want to upgrade to the spring loaded carts? (spring loaded by bungee rope). Having these certainly helps when your tacking for that perfect direction with maximum power.
On the flip side, the 6:1 downhaul has some huge advantages too enabling you to easily adjust from a loose rig in low winds to a tight rig when it really starts blowing. Mmmmmm.........

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:44 am 
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6:1 Down Haul does not change the rig tension,It is your Cunningham control.It does help you to adjust it easier.
It is the added Cam Cleat and Cheek block,combined with the Aussie. Jib Halyard that allows you to adjust rig tension.


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