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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:25 am 
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I bought some DaKine footstraps from Jeremy. Any guidance before I install these tomorrow? Pictures would be much appreciated if you have them. cgfroeb at mac dot com


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:54 pm 
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Through bolt them - don't use screws. Back them up with 3/4" washers inside the hull. I install them on the curved section at the intersection of the deck and side of the hull. Bend the 3/4" washers with a couple of pairs of vise grips to approximate the profile of the inside of the hull. Seal the holes with 5200. Put the straps way back - some people bolt the back of the strap to the top corner of the transom. Open up the foot strap wide and get the bolt hole spacing so you can slip your winter boots into the strap (you can adjust the strap tighter for summer time foot wear).

Sorry - no photos - its dark and cold out there and I'm supposed to be grilling some steaks for the crowd showing up for tomorrows regatta!

Chris.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:42 am 
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Thanks Flumpmaster- 71 views and 1 reply. This is a tough forum. It is not a test with a "right" answer- I'm just looking for some input based on your experience on where you guys like your straps before I permanently intall them. I'm new to the Tiger, but raced Hobies for a long time in the 80's and early 90's.

Flump- do you locate them parallel with the boat or do you angle them so that the front bolt is more outboard than the back bolt? It seems like this would give your foot more resistance when trapping.

Thanks,

-Charles-


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:49 pm 
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SFHobie,
That's 70 other viewers looking for an answer too. :shock:

So, are we going to see you at the Havamega?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:42 pm 
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Flump- do you locate them parallel with the boat or do you angle them so that the front bolt is more outboard than the back bolt? It seems like this would give your foot more resistance when trapping.

Thanks,

-Charles-


I locate them parallel to the hull. A photo of Booth's boat at the Aruba regatta shows his parallel to the hull as well. Windsurfer back foot straps tend to be parallel to the board as well - so I think a parallel position gives enough resistance.

Too much resistance can be risky. I stuffed hard on the wire with some fancy chicken line system I copied from Jamie Livingstone and my legs gave way before the chicken system. I thought I'd broken something and was hobbling for weeks afterwards. I think the foot straps give enough resistance for racing round the cans. For distance racing a chicken line gives that extra security.

Chris.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:39 pm 
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Hey I replied to charles in person so just 69 people looking for answers. Btw great finish at the alter cup Charles. 3rd place behind a verry expierienced a fleeter 16 and a h-20 with another great team.
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 11:28 am 
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I have two sets of footstraps. I put the first one on then had to put my crew further back in a blow.

The first ones are attached to the back of the rear crossbar with the other end attached behind that on the hull. You have to make sure that the tiller crossbar does not get interfered with.

The rear straps are right on the back of the top of the hull. The back bolts are actually on the transom. Then the front ones are a comfortable distance toward the bow for the foot to get in. They are parallel to the boat because you need to get into them easily. If they were at an angle to the front of the boat as if to keep you solidly in place it would be hard for the crew to get in them. The back ones are hard enough for a crew that is not used to being that far back.

We still use the front ones sometimes, I think, when the wind is less than about 12mph. Eileen now has no problem getting all the way back and really likes sailing there. We get her out as soon a possible downwind so she can use her legs to pull on the chute.

Later,
Dan


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