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2008 Tensiometer

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Been working on the new model for a few months.

Just about ready for release.

 

Any one suggest some improvements?

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I was wondering if you have to fill your stantions with "AA" batteries to get it to work?

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Skapel, I would think the one on your logo would be more the go, bit small to see properley but I believe the front tortion models can work well.

 

We have had some issue at work with lifting accidents, I intruduced the guys here to the old model and asked them if they would like one issued. They all seamed to think it would help them to assess loads on crane strops etc. We aim to ask management to supply one each to us as soon as possible.

 

Cheers

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Omer is on to something. You need both models to get the best setup. The 2008 model for coarse adjustments and the 2006 model for fine tuning. I normally like to use one tool for the job, but hey, I think I can do with having to use two of those.

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There is only one way to decide which is most functional really. We will need a half dozen of each for some testing.

 

 

Looks like the garden variety "swamp donkey 2008". I'll get back after more testing

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maybe the 2008 model doubles up as the all new SplicingNut spanner, as well as a gusset wench.

 

 

You had too many letters in that last word, I've fixed it for you.

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Couple of observations...

 

Lose the head gear.

 

Make the lower "bush" area more exposed (for easier access)

 

Equip the suction cavity with stronger vacuum.

 

Wash, wipe, polish and air dry.

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Looks more like the mat you wipe your feet upon while getting aboard. I think they sell these at West Marine in a multi-pak. If not, I would say you could pick one up at the Cooke House on any Saturday night free of charge.

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I tend to use this unit for the lowers

 

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Oh my!

 

I have died and gone to heavan.

 

Please pass

 

a tissue.

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

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Oh yeah!

 

This just in...

 

Here is a

 

photo of the

 

rig tensionometer that comes

 

(no pun intended)

 

as standard equipment

 

with the Flying Tiger...

 

 

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Oh yeah!

 

This just in...

 

Here is a

 

photo of the

 

rig tensionometer that comes

 

(no pun intended)

 

as standard equipment

 

with the Flying Tiger...

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Was that made in Asia or assembled in America with Asian parts?

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Was that made in Asia or assembled in America with Asian parts?

The latter would be operative.

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I tend to use this unit for the lowers

 

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Naa... The paint job is better on the 2006 model.

Last longer in the sun too.... ;)

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She looks eastern european to me, somehow.

 

 

Yup. Like NAFTA, only horizontally............

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Naa... The paint job is better on the 2006 model.

Last longer in the sun too.... ;)

 

This unit is also available with sun protection. Especially useful when being used in the alternate “Autopilot” mode for extended daylight sessions.

 

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corrosion guaranteed!

It appears that the 2006 model was a fine instrument capable of fine tuning your rig. The major draw backs were that it is high maintenance and required a large cash investment for initial purchase plus frequent expensive trips to the shop to keep the 2006 functioning properly.

 

That was why we saw the need for a more durable and affordable model for the general public. The 2008 is less expensive to purchase quite a bit more durable. With minor periodic maintenance very little investment is required to keep it functioning properly. The maintenance can usually be performed by the owner right there on the boat. The 2008 model will do a very good job adjusting your mast and do it for many years for a reasonable price.

 

The 2006 model does have its advantages because it is capable of more sensitive "fine" adjustments and it is smaller and can be packed in tighter compartments. It also has a racier look for the truly competitive boat.

 

They did try to make a tensiometer in china that was very cheap and didn't work, it was prone to defects and really wasn't worth purchasing.

_Another_Chinese_Recall.wmv :ph34r:

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Ok, thanks for input.

Some good potential out there for further development.

 

My dog once told me that he would leave the bedroom, so that he would respect me in the morning.

 

2008 model goes back to the drawing board for some refinements.

 

R & D is tough work.

skalpel

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Im not right up on rig tensions as of yet, but my fenders seem to go ok!

 

 

Standard kind of fenders eh?

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Been working on the new model for a few months.

Just about ready for release.

 

Any one suggest some improvements?

 

I'm gonna wait til next year.

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This one looks very hard to maintain. Cheap to aquire, exspensive on a day-to-day basis.

 

I may try the blue one on my Etchells though. The Loose Pro model is not all I would like it to be.

 

T

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