Latest News: Forums Introductions New W on the Ribble

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  • #4035
    Algol
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    Hi there, a new W owner here. I recently bought a 1986 MkII GRP and am based on the Ribble at Lytham where we now have 3 Wayfarers. I’m setting the boat up for handicap racing against other classes (plans to set up a pump cleat halyard system first) but also have ambitions to cruise it, initially exploring the river here.

    Any local W owners out there?

    #8765
    bigal
    Member

    Pump action for the spi I assume – if so a lifetime of adjustment .

    Ian Porter refuses to fit them -Kevin Gibb revolted !!

    #8766
    Algol
    Member

    Noted.

    But surely all there is to adjust is the shockcord?

    A club-mate has it on his Fireball. I’ll see what his experience is.

    I figured it’d be a good idea on the W because of the lack of chute, so getting it up more quickly

    #8769
    bigal
    Member

    In my experience you need to adjust the shockcord after every launch-mine only worked first time per race ! Yet Fireballs at Shoreham have them working well !

    #8770
    Swiebertje
    Participant

    Build a 2:1 purchase inside the mast with a single block. That should hoist the spi just as fast as pumping system. A simpler system means less parts that can fail.

    #8772
    Algol
    Member

    @bigal wrote:

    In my experience you need to adjust the shockcord after every launch-mine only worked first time per race ! Yet Fireballs at Shoreham have them working well !

    What did you have to adjust exactly?

    How long a run did you have? I was reckoning – at this planning stage – of having the shockcord running to the front of the boat then to the back and right round to the front on the other side

    #8773
    bigal
    Member

    Mine eventually went up the stb side of the boat three times before I threw it out !

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