Recent content by Chatham Sailor

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    ARC1 rig

    By the way, you posted this on December 5th. There have been 170 views and zero replies (other than mine). Also on December 5th there was a post entitled “Laser cockpit autobailer “Not class legal for racing..?” which has 734 views and 24 replies. I couldn't come up with a better metaphor.
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    ARC1 rig

    I brought up this same topic 6 months ago and likewise it was crickets. I'd love some more chatter about the rigs. And foiling. And everything else wacky. why not? But I think you'll find these forums to be very skeptical of non class standard stuff, and most especially of dubious...
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    Big sailor, big sail

    I’ve been meaning to ask if anyone has used those c8 or ATC rugs and what they thought of them. Look pretty badass for a heavier sailor
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    Splicing Eye Loops Close Together

    If you’re into getting into opponents’ heads then FSB seems like it would be a great way provoke thoughts like “I wonder how/why he did that splice” and “I wonder what else he knows about sailing that I don’t”....! I know, because I’m usually on the wrong side of that thought bubble. lol no...
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    Splicing Eye Loops Close Together

    Sorry last post: if you want to see/copy some nifty spliced systems, check out southeast sailboats UK website
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    Splicing Eye Loops Close Together

    Not sure whether it’s better to have a higher strength (thicker) line buried less or a lower strength/diameter line buried properly. Probably the latter. I will say that once you get up to 5mm dyneema the buried area becomes very bulky and thick so it isn’t great for applications where you’d...
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    Splicing Eye Loops Close Together

    the tail is considered structural/necessary, although with my splices I’ve been going shorter and shorter with the tail over time to see if they will fail and so far nothing has (probably because dyneema is overkill for most laser applications in the first place). as for your question, you...
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    Splicing Eye Loops Close Together

    (Brummel spliced, I meant to add).
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    Splicing Eye Loops Close Together

    I’ve done something similar for the luggage-tagged lower Cunningham line that wraps around the mast under the vang tang. It’s probably around the same length as the one you’re describing, maybe a bit more. However in that case I believe the buried tails are important because there is a lot of...
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    Splicing Eye Loops Close Together

    There is a neatness in splices that I also like, and sometimes I put them in things that could just as easily be done with a bowline. However it should be said that those tails are not nearly long enough to be considered proper splicing technique. (Fortunately there is not a huge amount of...
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    Laser Autobailer not sitting flush

    Mine also rides somewhat high even when tightened. Probably about where yours is. I use white electrical tape to cover that leading edge only because I sail from a beach and no matter how smoothly I launch or land I get a bunch of grit stuck up in it (even one time bending up the leading edge...
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    Vang question

    Can anyone explain how to remove one purchase from the harken vang? I'm just not exactly sure where that's coming off. Also, has anyone used the Harken "dingy vang" which looks similar to the Laser upgrade 15:1 but comes 12:1 out of the box. Thanks.
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    Sail Settings Guide for MKII and Radial Now Available!

    Thanks. But more generally I just want to verify that all your vang settings refer to a 12:1 (1 purchase dropped) rather than the stock 15:1. Seems to be what your chart says in the footnotes. (Obv that impacts pull lengths meaningfully). Many thanks!
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    Sail Settings Guide for MKII and Radial Now Available!

    Also, where your chart says outhaul distance refers to distance from boom to old outhaul cleat did you mean “sail to old outhaul cleat”. Or am I dense
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