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 Post subject: Bridle Lengths
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:11 am 
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Are the new one shorter then pre 2006?


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 Post subject: Re: Bridle Lengths
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:06 pm 
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Word I heard were that they were longer (= jib higher, more mast rake). Class rules only specify minimum length - 44" pin to pin.


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 Post subject: Re: Bridle Lengths
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:21 pm 
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Current length is 3' 8.5".


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 Post subject: Re: Bridle Lengths
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:19 am 
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Is that not too long ?


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 Post subject: Re: Bridle Lengths
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:29 am 
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I have been trying to find answers about the bridle length. Class rules say a minimum of 44 inches.

Is it better to have a longer bridle or a shorter bridle? I understand that a shorter bridle will get the jib lower, but does bridle length have any relationship to the size of the slot at the top of the jib? :?: :?

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 Post subject: Re: Bridle Lengths
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:27 am 
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skicrave wrote:
Current length is 3' 8.5".

That is 44 1/2", your fine


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 Post subject: Re: Bridle Lengths
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:28 am 
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ftlauderdale16 wrote:
I have been trying to find answers about the bridle length. Class rules say a minimum of 44 inches.

Is it better to have a longer bridle or a shorter bridle? I understand that a shorter bridle will get the jib lower, but does bridle length have any relationship to the size of the slot at the top of the jib? :?: :?

You have a 7-10 hole adjuster plate up there to raise and lower the jib. 1" difference not gonna matter.


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 Post subject: Re: Bridle Lengths
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:56 am 
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sxrracer wrote:
You have a 7-10 hole adjuster plate up there to raise and lower the jib. 1" difference not gonna matter.


It seems like 1" makes a lot of difference. I already have the 10 hole adjuster turned upside down and put the jib in as low as as I can. But even with this setup I can't ever get block to block on the jib with any tension in the rig.

Shortening the bridal seems like it help me with this problem?

Thoughts???


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