"Limp dick" or "Kink dick"

Discussion in 'Laser Talk' started by iain_CAN165061, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. iain_CAN165061

    iain_CAN165061 New Member

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    I know this should probably go into the other category with the rules and stuff, but anyways.

    "Limp/Kink Dick" is slang for the kinking of the traveller blocks. I was just wondering... is it legal to permanently kink (kink then tape-up) your traveller blocks to reduce the length from end to end?

    If it is legal… would it ruin your blocks faster?
     
  2. Rob B

    Rob B Active Member

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    I think if you kink them it will create a bad sheeting angle because the top block is tilted either to the right or left in an unnatural way.
     
  3. 43575

    43575 New Member

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    I have seen it at regottas before. I don't know if it is legal (been my question for a few years). I was always afraid to do it because of the mast bending too far with old spars that I have.

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  4. iain_CAN165061

    iain_CAN165061 New Member

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    good point bryan. and rob, when you hav your blocks in your hand,give it a try, it seems to b quite vertical
     
  5. David

    David New Member

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    I just stcuk a spring between mine. Nobody has ever told me it's illegal, so I don't realy care...


    95% of boats I see have duct tape holding them up from what I've seen
     
  6. iain_CAN165061

    iain_CAN165061 New Member

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    I use electrical tape. It doesnt leave such a nasty sticky mess. No pun intended.
     

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