Mainsheet Fine Tune

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Postby aburton » Wed May 30, 2012 11:19 am

People have asked me about this several times so I thought I'd share. I'm old and weak so I use a fine tune on my mainsheet. I inherited it when I bought the boat and I like it a lot...and used it last night through our race. The class measurers looked at it at NAs in 2010 and pronounced it legal.
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Postby raywulff » Wed May 30, 2012 11:24 am

Can you post a picture of your set-up?
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Postby aburton » Wed May 30, 2012 11:26 am

I'm trying!
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Postby aburton » Wed May 30, 2012 12:05 pm

Gromit's mainsheet fine tune setup<img src="http://j80.org/discus/messages/4/1120.jpg" alt="">
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Postby kcpilotpat » Wed May 30, 2012 12:50 pm

Looks good. Won't this reduce the ability of the traveler to move the boom to windward? The traveler on these boats are very limited anyway. We use the 3:1/6:1 with 2 sheets coming out of the block. you can grab both for 3:1 or one for 6:1.

I like it, but there is a lot of line on the floor.

Pat
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Postby aburton » Wed May 30, 2012 12:55 pm

Interesting point, Pat. I hadn't noticed any trouble getting the boom to weather. In light airs, I can disconnect the fine tune pretty easily, too.
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