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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:59 am 
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Hi Guys,

My Tiger (bought used) has the jib sheets flopping around on the tramp and I'd like to move the ends into the front crossbar as I saw in the instructions. Anyone know how long that piece of 1/4" shock cord is supposed to be that joins the ends together inside the crossbar? I know it has to be shorter than the length of the crossbar, but how short?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:04 am 
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Ok, so I moved my jib sheet ends inside the front crossbar and connected them to about a 5' long piece of 1/4" shock cord. I put 2" long loops in the ends of the shock cord using hog rings and then tied the ends of the jib sheet to each using a single knot. The problem is that the knots get stuck on ridges of the braces inside the crossbar until I pull hard enough or shake it enough to pop free. Is there a better way to attach the ends of the jib sheet to the ends of the shock cord so that it moves freely?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:39 am 
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There are three small turning blocks inside the front crossbar that the shock cord travels on to take up the jib sheet slack. The jib sheet should be continuous (ends spliced together) so that it runs without binding.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:29 pm 
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Ok, I'm really confused now! I opened the ends of the crossbar and there weren't any small blocks inside. You wouldn't happen to have a diagram, would you?

I really appreciate the help.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:48 pm 
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On my boat the jib sheet is run thru the front crossbar w/o any bungy. Only an end for end splice.
I never thought of a bungy inside to take up some of the slack. That would clean up the tramp some.
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