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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:23 am 
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Hi Guys,

Recently picked up a 2001 A.I. and finally assembled it (in the garden!) today. When I had the sail out I noticed that the furling line seemed a bit short (it was almost out or reach).

This is how it's currently rigged:

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Does that look okay?

And this is how much mainsheet and furling line I have when the sail is fully furled. Again, does this look about right?

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Being an A.I. newbie, I'd appreciated any comments or suggestions on re-rigging or adjusting the lines.

Cheers,

Mike.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:03 am 
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The downhaul line and furling line aren't supposed to be the same line. The downhaul line is the same type rope, but should be supplied as a short section. This may be why you don't seem to have enough furling line when the sail is fully opened.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:34 pm 
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Mike,
What Tom said! :)
Did you get the manual with the boat? If not you can download it from the support links in the FAQ's here:
viewforum.php?f=114
All the FAQ's should be required reading for any new AI owner. Especially note how the daggerboard bungee is threaded.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:58 pm 
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Something else you might be interested in if you want a 3 to 1 system for both people - it can be done with the same sheet, assuming you have communication between the "crew" while underway.

http://youtu.be/3EU0QV7ssNQ


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:08 am 
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Thanks for the replies guys...

I have a copy of the A.I. manual (although the copy I downloaded still refers to the 'older' style A.I. - published September 2006!).

Any chance of a few photos of your setups?

Also, can anyone suggest the type of knot I should use. I'm a bit hopeless in this area - I know a few fishing knots, but nothing that's of any use when rigging an A.I.!

Cheers,

Mike.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:06 am 
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I use a bowline on the attachments points on the sail and first pulley.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:12 am 
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Thanks again for the replies...

It's all sorted now.


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