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Hi! Have any 29er rigging tips, apart from the deafult boring rig which sometimes doesent work?  Thanks :)

And a problem, if we want to pull the spi down, there is a clam (which holds the whole spi while its up) , and that clam usually "grabs" the rope againg, which slowing down the SPI rip off. Its very irritating, and we lose meters while doing that.. so if you guys have any solution for that, please share it in the comment section ! :)

https://imgur.com/QnNapVB

on this picture, the red circle shows the clam, and the black line shows the rope, which is pulled.

thanks ! 

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Do you have the bungee running underneath the halyard? Is the cleat in good condition? I've never had a problem with the halyard getting stuck back in the cleat.

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On 3/29/2021 at 11:31 PM, aa12 said:

Hi! Have any 29er rigging tips, apart from the deafult boring rig which sometimes doesent work?  Thanks :)

And a problem, if we want to pull the spi down, there is a clam (which holds the whole spi while its up) , and that clam usually "grabs" the rope againg, which slowing down the SPI rip off. Its very irritating, and we lose meters while doing that.. so if you guys have any solution for that, please share it in the comment section ! :)

https://imgur.com/QnNapVB

on this picture, the red circle shows the clam, and the black line shows the rope, which is pulled.

thanks ! 

The only way that can happen with a cam cleat (the standard cleat) is if the crew- while pulling the spinnaker down - momentarily pulls the halyard back up.

It happens, especially if the halyard/downhaul is on the short side (a long pull that takes in downhaul, but also reverses the downward flow of the halyard. Also, if the spinnaker goes in the water, the drag on the downhaul can transfer pull direction to the halyard).

Solutions

  • Crew, being aware of the problem, improve technique; especially grabbing very close to the turning block (as far away as possible from the cleat). Or is it possible the crew is pulling from the aft block instead of in front of the cockpit turning block?
  • Lengthen halyard a bit (but too long halyards can also cause problems)
  • Understanding the problem, being more alert for when it happens; especially the skipper 
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