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 Post subject: jib traveller position
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:30 pm 
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I wonder how you guys adjust your jib traveller with the self tacking system. I have not quite yet found the right angle for each wind condition. For light winds (say up to 8 knots) I set it about 10cm (4 inches) inwards from the most outward position. For winds over 16 knots I will let it all the way out, and use some settings in between for the other conditions. How do you set this up?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:47 pm 
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I had the good fortune to get Darren Bundock to have a look at my Tiger over the weekend and he said that they keep the jib traveller centered over the second post all the time - never vary it.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:38 am 
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This is interesting! He didn't by the way tell you his mast rake setting? :))


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:41 pm 
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He did.

Basically using the transom as a guide. Its a 4" (100mm) band down the transom starting 2" (50mm) down from the top, for light air down to the middle set of screws holding on the gudgeon plate for heavy air.

I had mine half way between these two points and the boat was very stable in over 25knts.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:24 pm 
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This really helps a lot to get the boat set up right! Thank you very much!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:30 pm 
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No worries - we all need help with the Tiger its such a beast with so much power, its hard to know what to fiddle with next

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