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  • Simon Lovesey
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25 Jan 2006 18:26 #11374 by Simon Lovesey
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Just picked up the new Selden test rig complete with GNAV, as this photo shows it really frees up cockpit space, making it a real option for an adult to crew and teach a child to helm, without getting pinned by the kicker. Hope to fit a centre main to this boat shortly
<img src=" www.ukmirrorsailing.com/technical/gnav/M...-lambda-tapered-.jpg ">

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26 Jan 2006 19:37 #11381 by Pudney
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When trying centremain option, Laser style on the thwart, I recommend the block be attached.just aft of thwart.This means the crew has the current room to slide their bums across without the mainsheet catching their backs. See the pics of Littlewind on this site.
To make this work ,I had a piece of stainless steal made up .which is bolted onto the underside of the thwart,using existing boltholes.
The plate protruded aft about 4 inches onto which the block was bolted
[actually I had a normal mainsheet block and jammer] It all looked very neat and I'm confident it will be strong enough.

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26 Jan 2006 23:04 #11383 by Tim Smith
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I was wondering if, because the centre main will have a cleat, will transom main boats also be allowed to cleat the main in some way?

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27 Jan 2006 09:28 #11385 by Simon Lovesey
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The issue of allowing cleats is part of the centre main discussion, but it is not a given that they will be in the proposed rules. There are pros and cons over including cleats, what do people think ???



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27 Jan 2006 12:00 #11386 by Sinker
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I would be against the cleat on the following basis:

1. The safety issues around in experienced helms cleating the main in strong wind and whilst tacking thus causing more capsizes & out of control moments
2. The current boat rewards the helm who concentrates on keeping the main in the correct position, allowing a cleat will change the sailing characteristics of the boat.
3. It will add significantly to the cost. A Harken centre jammer is approx £100.

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28 Jan 2006 15:03 #11390 by LevanteIRL67592
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Cleats are too much of a temptation! If I have one I can't resist using it, meaning I end up sailing like the poop

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29 Jan 2006 08:26 #11396 by miniman
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i think it is a brill idea i can see both sides but me and my crew way only 9 stone together and weere quite small i think it will be very useful



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  • Emma Barry
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29 Jan 2006 19:08 #11402 by Emma Barry
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What would be useful? The centre main or the cleat? I think if you are only 9 stone you would be better without the cleat so you can play the main more and you are less likely to capsize.

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30 Jan 2006 19:00 #11407 by miniman
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well quite a few tangels/jams occur and i need to reach forward it would help

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30 Jan 2006 19:09 #11409 by lucia70033
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you should shorten your main sheet

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  • Simon Lovesey
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30 Jan 2006 22:09 #11412 by Simon Lovesey
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Here are some photos from Celia in Aus and some comments :
My memory was wrong. About half are attached on the thwart, and others
> were on a thick triangular piece of timber under the thwart against the
> back of the centre board casing. These are our training boats. All old
> and equipped with peoples left over hence the collection of blocks.
> Wastesaver is still being sailed but this design with the hawse and
> adjustment for the block was counted a waste of time at least by Tom
> King in the notes I was reading

<BR> <img src=" www.ukmirrorsailing.com/centre/australian adjustable hawse.jpg">
<BR> <img src=" www.ukmirrorsailing.com/centre/australian centre main mounted on seat 1.jpg">
<BR> <img src=" www.ukmirrorsailing.com/centre/australian centre main mounted on seat 2.jpg">
<BR> <img src=" www.ukmirrorsailing.com/centre/australian centre main on triangular block 1.jpg">
<BR> <img src=" www.ukmirrorsailing.com/centre/australian centre main on triangular block 2.jpg">

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