Dan DeLave wrote:
It did change from 12:1 to 16:1. I still have mine set up as 12 to 1 and am planning on changing it as soon as I figure out how I want to rig it. The 12:1 that I have right now did not require any more holes drilled into that mast, but we do have to preload it.
I can heartily reccomend an 8:1 with 2:1 cascade (making 16:1) for the downhaul. We copied this shamlessly from Tomko. We used the inverted heart shape shackle that came with the 8:1 downhaul. Then added a jam cleat about 6" up from the base on each side of the mast.
From this jam cleat we ran spectra line up and over the outside pulley on each side at the clew (using the two double pulleys that came with the original 8:1). After turning over the outside block a single block is tied to the end of the spectra. The 8:1 is then threaded from the swivel cleat through this block, back to the base, back up to the other spare pulley on the double block, back to the centre block on the base and repeat in reverse order on the other side of the mast.
We then tricked ours out a little further with spinlocks instead of cam cleats. Much better than the 12:1 or 16:1 rigged using those outlandish fixed turning blocks that hobbie puts way up the mast. We took those off and covered the rivet holes with black stickers.