Werner Prosser with the 2008 Tiger came by my house last evening. He lives very close (a few miles away) to me. Anyway, I set him straight on boat set up using mine as an example. Snuffer, forestay, jib set-up, rig tension (how to), mast pre-bend and spin rigging were discussed in detail. Some very minor differences between my 2005 and his 2008...but nothing that couldn't be figured out. Several light bulbs went off for Werner
The next step is to get him out on the water. I suggested he hook up with Matt Bounds and crew for the Wednesday evening races at Cresent Yacht Club on Lake St. Clair before actually sailing his. He is going to join our fleet (www.fleet276.org
) here in Detroit. Nice to have another Tiger in the area.
Just an observation...the 2008 Tiger Assembly Manual needs some work. It's not as detailed as it should be. Plus there are some extra parts/lines that are not referenced in the manual. Maybe an update is in order. Headed to Cali tomorrow for a two week surf trip. Might get down Oceanside way...if I do, I'll stop by the factory and say Hi.
Maybe I should become a dealer?
The Other JB