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    ALDINGA BEACH, south australia
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    sailing. fishing, kayaking, hockey

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  1. blastfurnace

    elliot 780 - solo

    i sail my young rocket solo. if your just out for a day sail, you can lock off the tiller with a coule of loops of rope to hold the tiller in the center whilst you pull sails up, otherwise buy a tillerpilot. i picked one up on ebay for $250, works like a dream. kites up and down can get a bit hectic but as long as you have room to do it. new tiller pilots can come with remor=te control so you could point up or down from the foredeck... everything can be done with a bit of forethought. i wouldnt bother with canting keel.. run a smaller jib, get your reefing lines in and sorted from the start.
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    control line update on young rocket

    You calling me fat???... :( i guess the 2 heavy guys are steering and sheeting, the other 3 are 60kg yep we could have tried that. Thanks for the critique always helps .p.s im currently on a 1600km round trip to pick up new rudder blade :)
  3. blastfurnace

    Young Rocket 780

    hey Mick22!! hows the rocket going? any updates youve done on rig, layout etc?
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    control line update on young rocket

    update on the rocket, we have moved the kite tack line and the pole launch line to the cabin top ( on swivelling cleats - RF58's) and have replaced them in the console with jib fine tune and mainsail outhaul, much better. and the new square top main from dave alexander sails is working a treat!!
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    control line update on young rocket

    OK.... youve got me there.... dutch painter? pauline hanson....
  6. blastfurnace

    control line update on young rocket

    the two forward holes were for a loveday loop system.. kind of like end boom sheeting but works from the mid boom... we are planning on utilising them for gimballed beer holders!! yes!! a richie is richie cunningham!! my mainsheet hand calls it "smart-pig"... get it? yeah nah, we just frown at him.. and refuse to adjust until he calls it richie...
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    Kids on a 16 foot skiff

  8. hi guys, we recently did an update on our control systems, we originally had everything leading onto the cabin top to sets of halyard locks.. but found when we blasting down hill, the forward hand had both hands on kite sheet and couldnt adjust anything like vang or the richie. so we installed a console into the cockpit floor. its out of an australian lightweight sharpie ( 19ft 3 man dinghy) the console is basically identical to an etchells console. weve actually found it really great! 5 control lines and swivelling main cleat . from pointy end to blunt end we have tack line, bowsprit pole, richie, vang and backstay. pics attached
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    Please explain...

    hopefully this helps RACKS WINGS FLAIR
  10. blastfurnace

    A Class new YSA Yardsticks

    im happy about the seperation, i sail a boyer mk4, so ive only got to compete against same vintage, no way i can compete against DNA/Xploder