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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:14 am 
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Maybe you have an older sail? We could not get our downhaul below the silver sticker, even with the incredible Hulk as a crew...


Pull the Mainsheet on Harder and you will find the downhaul pulls down with ease. Are you using 16:1 on your purchase. My wife crews for me and she can do this quite easily with the new main we have purchased for the worlds


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:21 pm 
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Lets see if we are talking about the same thing: There is a silver band on the mast, about 2-3 inches wide which on its upper side has a black band. The lower side of the silver band is practically at the same height as the mount of the mast rotator. So you say you get the luff of the main lower than the black band, to the lower side of the silver band ?? This is impossible for us, we can get the luff to the black band with 16:1 and at this position one has to crank really hard.

See for example:
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This is about the toughest setup we can get.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:30 am 
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Joclo is right man, it can go, just use the force. Go to the bottom of the silver sticker. Lots of mainsheet on at the time will help get you there. The diffrence in boat speed is phenomenal.

I've been doing it for ages without gear failure but.....Word of warning. If you break something dont hassle poor JB for warranty.

The picture above, I was there, those Frenchies just beat me for the Pie Weight division (175kg plus)


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 9:16 am 
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After almost one year and experimenting a lot - YES, downhaul can be tightened well into the silver band. And the cat gets a lot fast with wind :wink: Thanx again guys!


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 2:16 pm 
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Downwind in a blow

While going downwind in a blow it is best not to loosen the downhaul. You will find that the boat is more tame with a bit of downhaul. You can also keep the mast rotation rather tight. Best to have the boards up at least half way. If you are choosing to keep the chute in down the boat is not so comfortable. It really likes the spinnaker up in a blow. Crew trapped out and rear foot on the transom unless the waves will knock them off the boat. They have to be really big or really short to do that as the skipper should be flying the hull and keeping them high and dry. Sheet main hard and travel down about 6 inches if you need to.

Later,
Dan


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