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TOPIC: Jib Lead Systems

Jib Lead Systems 7 years 4 months ago #280

I'm the owner of waterat 8631, but recently raced the NA's in a Rondar and had some new variables to think about. In my waterat I never move the jib leads unless it's blowing stink, in which case I pull the barber-hauler on. The thinking behind this is logical..... as you rake the mast, the sheeting angle changes so that you're getting the same effect of moving the leads back.

Last week in the Rondar however, I found myself making more frequent adjustments and it seemed to be making a difference as we consistently had superior height and speed on the fleet. My major concern about waterat's tank mounted jib lead system is that it's too far outboard.

Does anyone have any thoughts on what the best jib lead system is for a waterat. I think the best part about the current system is how clean and simple it is. There aren't a ton of lines floating around in the middle of the boat where the crew needs to sit in light air. The con however is that I can't make as many adjustments.

Pictures would be great.
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Re:Jib Lead Systems 7 years 4 months ago #296

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Parker,

Henry has a pretty clean and simple fix for this on his boat. He has the jib lead mounted on a wooden block that moves it inboard about 1 1/2" to 2" from the tank. I am not sure if he still has the boat set up this way, but he would be a good resource.
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