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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:31 am 
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This is a TI.

tonystott - You are right, there is a bungee under the rear ama that attaches to the "eyelet post" above the map pocket to keep the amas in.

I have been thinking that maybe I can use it for some sort of barber-haul config. The tramps don't really seem to need it.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:23 am 
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I think that the best anchor point for a barber-hauler would be the rear pad-eye on the ama. I think some people just put some bungee cord there and hook it onto the clew when running downwind, to keep the sail open. A more sophisticated, but complex method is to attach a block there and run a line from the clew to a cleat somewhere on the hull. I am not so sure the extra complexity is justified.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:27 am 
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A strong, adjustable length bungee on each side can provide a sophisticated range of downwind sail trims, without worries.

I usually anchor mine to the Akas at the hull mounting points, but you can use wrapped bungee balls out on the Amas and slide these in and out like a traveler.

Very low tech. Very Nohuhu. ;-)


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