Old, new style rigging

Thread starter #1
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
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.
 
#4
I use all the old style rigging, I tie truckers hitches vs thimbles... I think thats mostly because I'm a cheap bast***.... :)
 
#6
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...

 
#9
pez said:
Hm... wow... sure is... sorry bout that

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
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! :)
 
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