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In Topic: Spin Halyard management

23 August 2016 - 03:40 PM

Ok here is a way to do it that is more expensive but is bulletproof and works every time.  Using a tylaska attach it to the turnbuckle/chain plate with spectra and run the other end through the trigger area.  I usually will splice the loop on the tylaska and then luggage tag the loop to the turnbuckle and tape in place.  Then rig a piece of bungee through the bale and back to the turnbuckle or chain plate.  The bungee keeps the shackle correctly oriented and the first pull on the halyard opens once the spectra loop gets tight.  Note that the bungee should not limit the travel of the tylaska as you want the positive resistance when the halyard is pulled forward 

In Topic: Removing genoa track

12 August 2016 - 04:06 PM

If you keep the nut threaded on but at the end of the thread you will have a much larger "head" to hit and are much less likely to damage the thread.

In Topic: Cockpit Non-Skid

02 August 2016 - 05:46 PM

Talk to Billy Mac as he does all the 72s and 52s



In Topic: Carbon Spin Pole Splice

19 July 2016 - 08:12 PM

Remember that it is all about the taper on the new laminate.  You can't just cut off the broken piece and slide in a new internal piece.  There is going to be a lot of work and time, you may want to talk to the guys at Forte as they may have a blank tube sitting around with the correct laminate structure.

In Topic: Dyneema on Dyneema ... problem?

15 May 2016 - 08:11 PM

Most of the sails with hanks now in smaller boats use spectra webbing and a velcro to secure it in place.  I'm sure your sailmaker and sort you out