I just have a question or two about the spinnaker downhaul...
When I hoist the spinnaker, I find that the downhaul is too tight, even when I let off the (I forget the technical name) bungee on the pump system, it is still tight. I have tried replacing the bungee from 5mm to 3mm, and have found a bit of difference, but it hasn't done a lot, I also added a foot or so to the downhaul (of rope) and found this too, helped a bit, but all in all didn't do a lot. What I have had to do, is walk to the back of the boat, and pull the downhaul through the block at the back to loosen it, and then the kite (only sometimes though) flies properly. So, my question is this:
Is there anything I can do to effect the downhaul, so it doesn't 'stick' so much? And, could it be possibly to do with the bungee length, is there recommended length for 3mm bungee, being used for the pump system? As, I have a feeling it might be something to do with this....
Many thanks, and best wishes,
AC 249 "aquadizzyact"