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 Post subject: Re: Jib sheet
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:59 am 
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Thanks Mal, I like this a lot, I am all for simplicity and this has it in buckets, plus you can lighten the carriage.

Realised last night you are Mal Smith from the proa forum.
I am Tink who was developing a proa hence the IC sabbatical

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 Post subject: Re: Jib sheet
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:11 am 
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Hi Tink, yes that was me. We were discussing your idea for adding outriggers to your IC. I guess you've knocked that idea on the head?

Yes I think you can save weight on the carriage. My carriage only weighs about 3.5 kg even though I haven't use any carbon (just aluminium and wood), although my seat is a bit longer than normal because I used the full width of the carriage to reduce the loads.

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 Post subject: Re: Jib sheet
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:52 pm 
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Found this rather interesting off boom jib sheeting. It actually twins the main with the jib which seams complex. Bringing the jib sheet along the boom to a swivel cleat may have legs.

http://www.single-handedskiffs.com/imag ... 1_2004.pdf

http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/attach ... em-012.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: Jib sheet
PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:40 pm 
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That sort of setup has been tried a number of times on ICs in the past and abandoned. No reason why you shouldn't give it another go if you feel really enthused, but I note that even Olympic class sailors don't seem to sheet the jib in and out on the beat to match the main on two handers, so that suggests it may not be the right thing to do.


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