Old, new style rigging

Discussion in 'Laser Talk' started by gmlogan, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. gmlogan

    gmlogan New Member

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    Hi
    I have been out of Lasers a long time (78k number) and just got a 125k boat with totally standard rigging, including a wooden tiller!
    I search this forum for rigging tips but simply cannot spend the money on fancy XD stuff.
    I see some boats in my club using thimbles etc, which is a big step forward compared to what I used to have, but struggling to get some clear diagrams of how to do it, as the articles are on the new stuff.
    Any hints?
     
  2. 49208

    49208 Tentmaker

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    If you search on
    cunningham outhaul rigging
    you'll find many threads.

    Here's a diagram to get you started
    http://www.apsltd.com/ImagePopup.asp?id=9929

    The rules have been changed to allow blocks in place of the thimbles, so for a little more money then thimbles, but much, much less then converting to the new style rigging, you can have pretty decent control systems with low friction.
     
  3. gmlogan

    gmlogan New Member

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    Great, thanks for the rapid reply.
     
  4. pez

    pez Member

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    I use all the old style rigging, I tie truckers hitches vs thimbles... I think thats mostly because I'm a cheap bast***.... :)
     
  5. gmlogan

    gmlogan New Member

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    and I'm Scottish so the same thing....
     
  6. pez

    pez Member

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    Here's what I used when I started, this is from Dick Tillman's "complete book of laser Sailing.

    I simplified this considerably also, the cunningham has only one additional purchase, the outhaul doesnt go around the mast etc...

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  7. 49208

    49208 Tentmaker

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    Umm, the diagram is what I linked to in the first reply..
     
  8. pez

    pez Member

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    Hm... wow... sure is... sorry bout that
     
  9. TheBoathouse

    TheBoathouse New Member

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    Hmmm...I wonder if APS is paying royalties to Dick Tillman??? Anyway Tillman's rigging was used quite successfully for many years..throwing in a micrblock here and there will help friction substantially and save your pennies until you have enough for the new vang system, like putting powersteering on the old vista cruiser
     
  10. madyottie

    madyottie Apprentice

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    hmmm i'm getting a sense of Deja Vu here!
    I just put this in another post but....
    I use the updated old style rigging, and I'll try to get some pics of it today while i'm at the club race.

    Then i just need to build a website to post them all! :)
     
  11. gouvernail

    gouvernail Active Member

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