Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:23 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:50 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:10 pm
Posts: 46
Location: Brisbane, Australia
MRL Quote
Quote:
very very clean what kind if a jib furler do you use. would running backstays help with jib luff tension and allow you to sail in stronger winds

The jib furler is a Ronstan RF76, 65mm (2 1/2") dia. Enclosed Drum

St/St ball bearing swivel unit. Fork & fork take-off with 6.4mm (1/4") dia. Pins. Overall height 80mm (3 1/8")

Specifications

Breaking Load: 1700 kg
Weight: 155 g
Applications

Small dinghies and catamarans.
Materials

Acetal drum
Stainless steel swivel

You will also need to purchase the RF78B SS Swivel for the top of the Jib to assit with the furling, it all works a treat BUT just watch the components of the furler, has some potential to loosen a locking screw and split pin.

As for running back stays i think i have gone far enough myself but would be happy to hear of others trying - once i upgrade to 1/4 inch rod the strength should be there to use the halyard tension to reduce luffing.

Cheers!
Bob


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group