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  • #3574
    Anonymous
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    Hi,
    I’ve got a Mk II which I race at Bala SC, during the last few races I discovered that I was “Hooking the Main”. At the moment the Transom Mainsheet Block is Attached to the Traveller System (Which is not being Used), after researching and asking around I was told a Bridle System would be better but as yet have not found out what the correct hight of the bridle should roughly be, hope there is someone out there that could give me a rough indication of what it should be,
    Thanks in advance,
    Chris

    #5814
    Anonymous
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    If the bridle can just reach the lower rudder pintol it won’t be far out.

    Richard

    #5815
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Thanks Richard

    #5817
    Anonymous
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    Hi. If you have any photos of the bridle system anyone I’d like to see them. I use the mainsheet traveller on my Mk2 and the rollers often stick, (the track is pretty rough) and then the boom suddenly goes, much to the consternation of the crew. I do have two holes in the traveller nr each end which I don’t remember drilling so maybe that is what they are for.
    cheers Dave

    #5818
    Anonymous
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    Go to http://www.wayfarer-canada.org and download the Wayfarer Racing/Rigging pdf at the bottom of the home page. It has a whole section – including photos/diagrams – of bridle set-up. Lots of other useful info too!

    #5821
    Swiebertje
    Participant

    For the bridle system to work you need a very stiff boom and en very strong kicker (16 : 1 purchase minimum). If you don’t, stick to the traveler system to get some decent leech tension.

    #5832
    Anonymous
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    Thanks for the bridle tips. Just spent half an hour (conservative estimate) going through the Canadian stuff……..what a lot to learn! Wish I was free to do a W weekend ……..one day

    #6632
    Anonymous
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    @Robin 9255 wrote:

    Go to http://www.wayfarer-canada.org and download the Wayfarer Racing/Rigging pdf at the bottom of the home page. It has a whole section – including photos/diagrams – of bridle set-up. Lots of other useful info too!

    For what it’s worth, that PDF was more or less a compendium created by Jan Katgerman, of what I had in 2001 in my WIT (Wayfarer Institute of Technology) on my WIC web site at http://www.wayfarer-international.org/. As can be seen in the WIT index at http://www.wayfarer-international.org/WIT/WITindex2.html a lot of material has since been added with contributions from around the Wayfarer world. Also, a lot of the original material has been updated. My best coverage, I believe, of the bridle is now tucked away about 3/4 of the way through what I consider to be one of the most useful articles I have yet done: “Upwind sail tuning made simple (if not necessarily easy)” Although I have put it into my index under “Racing-related Skills” at http://www.wayfarer-international.org/WIT/race.related/SailShape.Trim.Care.Tuning/Als.Upwind.Tuning.Basics/upwind.sail.tuning.html I am coming to realize that much of what it covers will be very useful to cruising sailors as well, dealing as the article does, with sailing upwind (and off the wind, briefly) in an efficient manner. This article became lengthy only because I spent so much time explaining why things are really this simple – and of course, I added the best pictures I could find, by the end of which time my PDF version of the article (http://www.wayfarer-international.org/WIT/race.related/SailShape.Trim.Care.Tuning/Als.Upwind.Tuning.Basics/upwind.sail.tuning.pdf) ran to 15 pages. But I do recommend it to both racers and cruisers alike, and will be happy to answer questions it may leave and/or make corrections anyone can convince me are necessary.

    Best regards, Uncle Al (W3854)

    #6638
    Fantasia
    Member

    I would like to give Uncle Al a big welcome as a contributor to this forum. He brings a wealth of knowlege from his Wayfarer Institute of Technology, at: http://www.wayfarer-international.org/ . Looking forward to many more words of wisdom Al!

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