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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:14 pm 
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Can anyone send a pic or diagram of the new mount point for the spin blocks? Even measurements would help i want to relocate my old style blocks for the new spins.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:06 pm 
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Spinnaker blocks on my 2006 Tiger with "new" spinnaker cut attach via shackles to a loop of line between two grommets along the side edge of the trampoline, approximately even with the front of the daggerboard trunk.

If you would like to see a photo, I guess you can send a message to me with your email address, and I'll email it to you? Or, tell me where on the Web I can post the photo? (I don't know of anyplace, after looking a bit.)
Or how?

If the measurements would be helpful, let me know, and I'll swing by the storage yard to measure.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:48 pm 
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Thanks.
I was looking for the late 07,08, points i was putting new foot straps on and decided Id epoxy in new eyes for the spin too.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:05 pm 
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Here are two pictures for you,


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The positioning is based on measurements taken from a new '07 and from what the fatory told the dealer.

One picture shows the old eye strap aft of the new one which has the ratchet block on it now.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:02 pm 
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In addition; you can reach your arm down the forward inspection port, reaching aft. On one side of the daggerboard well you will find a small bracing. The bracing will only be on one side or the other of the daggerboard well.

Just forward of this is where you want to have the eye-strap bolts.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:20 am 
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Thanks Don and Mike

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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 5:20 am 
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I'm finally going to permanently mount my spin blocks in the new position. I'm also going to remove the eye straps from their original spot, fill in the holes and re-mount. My question is what is the thru-hull backing for the original eyestraps? Is it nuts and washers or an imbedded, tapped plate?

Inquiring minds want to know. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 9:43 am 
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When I did mine I drilled the holes and then backed it with a stainless plate. Once everything fit I sika flexed the plate in place and tightened up the bolts. I left the old eyes in place.

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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 4:25 am 
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Rich,

I did an inspection (using a mirror and flashlight) through the forward port of the inside of the hull to see where/how the original spin eyestrapes are mounted. There is a backing plate that the screws thread into. But that backing plating straddles a bulkhead. Have you experienced any cracking or weakness after you re-located yours? How big was your backing plate? Just curious.

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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 6:51 am 
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3" by 2" stainless thin enough to bend into shape. then I used washers to hold the plate. I have seen no effects on the deck area.

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