Recommended Posts

The abrupt "bang" you wondered about was you mast rotating under load. It was hung up on something then let go. How do you normally control rotation?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Spreader caught on shroud during the tack. More rig tension required. Do you own trapeze harnesses?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, MultiMacGreg said:

The abrupt "bang" you wondered about was you mast rotating under load. It was hung up on something then let go. How do you normally control rotation?

Yes, I see now that there has to be something caught, but I have no idea what. I'm going to thoroughly look the geometry over and try to reproduce whatever caused this. Three and a half years sailing this boat it has never happened before.

 

The Nacra 5.0 doesn't have a mast rotation limiter. The mast "assumes" a position much like the Hobie 16 except the Hobie 16 does have stops at the extremes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Sheetinmaxout said:

Spreader caught on shroud during the tack. More rig tension required. Do you own trapeze harnesses?

Thanks, I'll check out the geometry. As I said above, this never happened before. The static rig setup was firm, not hyper tight. Yes I do own a trap harness, but never use it on this lake due to the shifty nature of the winds on it. I don't like reverse capsizing and/or tea bagging.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

shroud wire over the diamond tang.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Happens sometimes on my Maricat 4.3. the mast doesn't 'tack' properly meaning it's holding the wrong way, suddenly because of pressure or just loosening the main it pops over (with a bang).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, basketcase said:

shroud wire over the diamond tang.

When I got the boat four years ago the clevis pin attaching the diamond to the tang would catch the shroud almost every time. I don't know how folks over the years sailed the boat that way or how they didn't tear the diamond tang off. I thought I has solved it permanently with spacers and vinyl tubing. I will be checking everything.

https://www.thebeachcats.com/index.php?module=forums&func=viewtopic&topic=15819

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now