Pintel Problems

Discussion in 'Sunfish Talk' started by iceman0056, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. iceman0056

    iceman0056 New Member

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    Hi,
    I have a late 70's early 80's Sunfish which has been a lot fun. The trouble I have been having is that I keep bending the pintel in the rudder when sailing the boat. I am going out in some heavy winds gusts up to 25 knts. I am on my second one and this pintel bent also. :mad: Has anyone else experinced this problem or have any suggestions.

    Thanks,
    Rob
     
  2. Paul_D

    Paul_D Member

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    Sounds like your sail isn't balanced for the conditions. Take a look at the FAQ's for a tuning guide. With the adjustment of the gooseneck ( except in extreme weather) you will put far less pressure in the pintle and sail faster.
     
  3. Strumy

    Strumy Member

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    if you have allot of weather helm try moving your gooseneck back untill you feel allot less resistance from the tiller.
    hope that helps
     
  4. iceman0056

    iceman0056 New Member

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    Thanks, I will give that a try and adjust the sail it makes perfect sense.
     

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