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03-29-2007 08:32 PM
Giulietta
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Originally Posted by pirateofcapeann
Then thereís the story of the Kiwi bird. At the first sign if trouble, the Kiwi bird starts flying around in circles. Faster and faster, tighter and tighter. Eventually he flies so fast and tight that he just flies right up his own butt until he disappears!

You could be like the Kiwi bird and let go the sheets and just sail around in circles until the sail rolls itself up or you might try letting go the sheets and taking them to the foredeck and wrapping it up manually. It may not look too pretty but itíll get the sail out of harmís way so you get into safe shelter where you can work on the problem.

eheheheheh

THAT WAS FUNNY!!!!!
03-29-2007 07:16 PM
pirateofcapeann Then there’s the story of the Kiwi bird. At the first sign if trouble, the Kiwi bird starts flying around in circles. Faster and faster, tighter and tighter. Eventually he flies so fast and tight that he just flies right up his own butt until he disappears!

You could be like the Kiwi bird and let go the sheets and just sail around in circles until the sail rolls itself up or you might try letting go the sheets and taking them to the foredeck and wrapping it up manually. It may not look too pretty but it’ll get the sail out of harm’s way so you get into safe shelter where you can work on the problem.
03-28-2007 04:24 PM
Idiens Hey don't knock Brussels just because its afflicted by Eurospeak! We have beer, chips, moules and chocolates (just to mention life's essentials) and I bet you can't name twelve famous Belgiums (That's a standard Trival Pursuit question). Actually its not hot enough to smell bad and it rains so often a lot gets washed away too.
Yes my boat is overwintering in the Port of Brussels (there, you didn't know we had one). See www.bryc.be for the marina.
03-28-2007 04:07 PM
Giulietta Ahhhh yes yes yes...the European Union...yes yes yes.....

Does it smell bad there???

Sunny at night maybe.... but stinks of BS.....

Sorry to hear you live there....so where is your boat??? Not in Brussels I hope

I have been to Grimbergen in 1990..nice beer.
03-28-2007 04:04 PM
Idiens
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Originally Posted by Giulietta
Are you kidding me??? or are you serious???
We bathe in the light of the European Commission who still surround themselves with white-hot technology.
Brussels - land of the mid-night solarium.
03-28-2007 03:57 PM
Giulietta Are you kidding me??? or are you serious???
03-28-2007 03:53 PM
Idiens Hotter and sunnier than Brussels? Impossible
03-28-2007 03:47 PM
Giulietta Yes..the UV may be a problem...but not that serious..I believe you're in Europe, right?? I am in the hottest/sunniest country in Europe and years go by before I need to replace them..you're OK..Besides, I only replace the outside lines..all the inside mast are normally ok
03-28-2007 03:32 PM
Idiens
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Originally Posted by Giulietta
...just remember if you can, have the 2 diameter system, where all the light thin rope goes up the mast, all hand contact rope with thicher section.
So far I only have a couple of Dyneema/Spectra lines on board, one is spliced onto a much thicker line for handling. I have to learn how to do that splicing trick. Being a poor cruiser, I worry about UV weakening the lines, so the first two are a bit of an experiment, but I'm not going back to wire. I have a colleague in the club who has his entire rigging in fibre.
03-28-2007 02:37 PM
Giulietta
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Originally Posted by Idiens
Yes Sir! It is done! The sheaves seem happy too. Hope Giu is right about Dyneema.
Off course I am...I have all my ropes in Dyneema...its light and strong...just remember if you can, have the 2 diameter system, where all the light thin rope goes up the mast, all hand contact rope with thicher section.

Even my back stay is 100% dyneema...all of it..

Everything that goes up is lower diameter dyneema, including all 6 halyards.



The back stay also, from mast top to inverted V and inside stern purchases (2 of them).



Then once it goes to your hand, it goes to a larger diameter, but still dyneema.





I like it a lot...
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