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U20 General Discussion / Re: Bow Sprit retractor
« Last post by Tac Boston on December 13, 2017, 10:00:14 AM »
We don't call you grumpy smurf for nothing :)
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Bow Sprit retractor
« Last post by Keith Ziegler on December 13, 2017, 06:28:33 AM »
You mean to tell me they have to do all that to get the chute down? I thought it was me yelling at them that made it come down faster!

Keith
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Bow Sprit retractor
« Last post by Tac Boston on December 11, 2017, 12:49:25 PM »
We do it like Don says, pole first, then halyard, then tack line.

Also like Don says a good cleaning and some new felt in there would be good as well.
Tac
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Bow Sprit retractor
« Last post by Don Corey on December 07, 2017, 05:43:38 PM »
One more thing, if you try this and it does not work, you may need to remove the sprit 'snail' and redo the felt sliders and McLube them and the pole well.  The pole must be free of dirt, gum, grim,etc and be well lubricated.
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Bow Sprit retractor
« Last post by Don Corey on December 07, 2017, 05:34:28 PM »
On the spin take down first release the sprit line, as the foot is gathered in the sprit will retract, then release the tack line to complete gathering the foot in, then release the spin halyard to complete the take down.  Works every time on #25.  I once did the bungee thing attached to the sprit inside forward plug until I found the correct method mentioned above.
Wow, in twenty years of sailing a U20 I've never done a starboard rounding.  May want to tie a stopper knot in the sprit activation line so that the tip does not retract but an inch or two behind the stem.
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Boats for Sale / Re: U20 #250 for sail
« Last post by Don Corey on December 07, 2017, 04:48:35 PM »
Anyone interested in this deal please note the reduced price as of today.  This would look great under the tree.  Merry Christmas!
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Bow Sprit retractor
« Last post by Mark Allen on December 05, 2017, 08:37:30 PM »
Jim Uli and juiced #19 has a bungee system set up to retract the pole. I do not know how well it works.

Mark
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Junta will be there!
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Registration is now open:  https://yachtscoring.com/event_registration_email.cfm?eID=4472

As per usual we need 5 boats to secure a start.  This is a great weekend of racing in a perfect U20 venue (good breeze/flat water). 

Hope to see you there. 

 8)
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Bow Sprit retractor
« Last post by Travis Gregory on December 03, 2017, 11:10:24 AM »
I think it's an interesting idea Dan.  I wonder if it causes other issues.  Seems like it would have been adopted by now as the J's have been doing it this way since the 90's. 

I did a quick search on the rules and can't find anything specifically prohibiting it:

9. BOWSPRIT: The bowsprit and its housing shall be as supplied by the builder and may not be modified.
9.1. The bowsprit shall be retractable to a point at least equal to the stem and shall not be capable of being extended beyond 71 inches forward of the stem. When the bowsprit is fully extended, the tack line shall be on the centerline of the hull extended.
9.2. The bowsprit shall be fully retracted (so that its tip does not extend beyond the stem) when the spinnaker is not flying, except when in the process of CONTINUOUS HOIST or immediately after dousing the spinnaker.

This section talks about replacement of lines:

2. Blocks, eyes, cleats and fairleads associated with the mainsheet, jib sheets, spinnaker sheets, spinnaker halyard, spinnaker tack line, and jib furling arrangements may be replaced, but the location of the fittings shall not be changed. Additional cleats and blocks may be added. The spinnaker halyard block and the spinnaker halyard exit block may be replaced with a single halyard exit block.

It seems it would be legal to replace the current retractor line with a bungie version.



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