this is my first how to film
Dylan, what are you doing? You’re not supposed to read the instructions until the end when there are three bits left over to put in the spares box.I like the trick with the bucket, very clever!Richard
Keep us posted how the plastimo works out, particularly about friction when hauling in. I’m interested for my O’Day 20, maybe. BTW Harken recommends very tight headstay to get easiest action.Did you have to modify luff tape diameter to fit in the foil?
fits a treat Chuck
although the boat was fitted with one of these in the first place back when it came off the production line
Can you do a short bit on what method you use to tension the forestay? I’ve got one of these which came with my Hurley but the forestay has a bottlescrew attached and I always have a bit of a struggle at the beginning of each season until I get it tight enough so I’m looking for new ideas. Apart from that it’s worked fine over the last five years that I’ve had the boat provided I don’t try to reef with too much pressure on the genoa which can cause the halyard to wrap. This means a trip to the bow which kind of defeats the object of the exercise…
I am going to try to hold the mast up with a dyneema lashing
I will let you know how well it works