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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:14 am 
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Has anyone put in the daggerboard raising system that the WildCat has on a Tiger? And, do the WildCat crews like it?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:38 am 
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Nobody has done this?
OK, I'll do it myself.
First thing is I'm cutting 1/4" off the top 22" of the trailing edge similar to the wildcat. That way I don't have to worry about chipping the trailing edge where it doesn't matter (above bottom of trunk).
What the heck, I've wanted to do this since the first time I saw the wildCat!

Ok, I'm not doing this blind as another Tiger in our fleet just installed an up f__ker last week. I'll try to improve the plan.
First a very thin, I think 2mm, dyneema called "zing it" only in yellow has a breaking strength of 500lbs will be used for all non stretch lines.
Next I'll locate the widest part of the board which looks to be about 6" from the trailing edge and measure down 22" down from the top and drill a hole thru the board just big enough for the line and countersink a larger but not deep hole on the outside of the port board.
Next step is to router a small groove up from the hole to the top of the board on the inside of the port board.
More to follow later.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:50 am 
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Dray the only time I saw it on a Tiger was Mischa's boat with Marstrom boards.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:29 pm 
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OK, the boards are done and now I'll need some quality time down at the boat to install the system.
If I only knew how to attach a photo or two.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:06 pm 
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System was up and running for a one time use and then the small stainless sister clips gave way. I did find that I needed to have the bungee pull forward to a ring tied to the dolphin striker post then back the the rear crossbar.
Anyway she is ready for trial #2
FYI, don't tryout a new system in a race. Go play around and get used to it. Especially if you can't trial it on land.
Live and learn


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:56 am 
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My boat uses a piece of webbing between both the boards for the pull up lines. I think its about 5/8" wide.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:25 am 
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Pull up system is now in operation and works like a charm.
Here's what I changed from the original trials.
PVC tube handle instead of plastic ball, eye mounted on deck to feed line into groove in d'board, I now use the sister clip to hold system together when not in use (clip line that runs under tramp to short line with clip tied to eyelet). I may play with bungie to get a better overall tension.
It's worked great in two regattas and a fun sail so far.
Out on the water again tomorrow!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:55 am 
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Sounds cool. Could you post some pics?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:29 am 
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Someone would have to talk me thru it. I don't have any kids to help me. I do have photos but it's pretty close to the WildCat's with the exception of the big groove in the trunk and board. I'm using 1.8mm dyneema called "zing it" with a short depth groove just thru the gelcoat and first layer of glass for the groove in the board. It's pretty simple to do.
If I can install it but can't post photos it must be pretty easy.


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