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 Post subject: Jib car position
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 3:09 am 
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Whats a good starting position back from the front cross bar for the jib traveller.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:26 pm 
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I used to place the jib traveler car at the halfway point of the dagger board well, and the jib block halfway between the hiking strap and the inner part of the hull. I would lock the car and block in place so there was no adjusting them and that's where they'd stay for all wind conditions. Won 2 nationals and a 2nd with them locked in that position.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:38 pm 
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gthomas wrote:
I used to place the jib traveler car at the halfway point of the dagger board well, and the jib block halfway between the hiking strap and the inner part of the hull. I would lock the car and block in place so there was no adjusting them and that's where they'd stay for all wind conditions. Won 2 nationals and a 2nd with them locked in that position.


So not worth opening the slot more in high wind? - just feather up a little higher I guess....

Chris.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 10:17 am 
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On the H20, rather than travel out the jib we prefer to not sheet the jib quite as tight as normal in high winds (over 20). The H20 is very over powered and when it gets windy you're looking to depower as much as possible, so when we are max downhaul and still looking to depower we then under sheet the jib but keep the main center travelled and sheeted in tight.

Chris, I see you sail a Tiger which you sail completely different than the H20 in that the Tiger is underpowered and performs quite well when the wind blows. the jib is much smaller on the Tiger than the 20 so we tend to keep the jib sheeted tight in all conditions and travel out the jib as it gets really windy (over 20).

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 Post subject: jib trim
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 4:42 pm 
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The proper way to determan how far aft to have the fairlead is to sail up wind close hauld ,then pinch up and watch the telltales, if the top ones break first then you need to move the lead foward as the sail is too round or full. if the bottom breaks first then move the lead aft. As the wind picks up you need to move the lead aft.


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