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  • On my boat, the jib lines run through plastic rings on each side. The "rings" have a line that runs to a cleat on one side of the boat. (I think.)

    What are these rings?

    What do they do?

    How do I adjust them?

    Dana

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  • The line that controls the ring sounds like a Barber Hauler. If so, you would use it to change the angle of your jib for off-wind sailing (pulling the clew outboard) - very useful. The ring should not be plastic, though. Maybe it's a lightweight metal?
    The line controlling the rings should be a single piece, connected to both rings at each side and cleatable at both ends of the front crossbar. Some cats use a small block with a becket in place of the ring, but the ring was standard fare on the Dart.

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    Bob
    Prindle 18-2 #244 "Wakizashi"
    Prindle 16 #3690 "Pegasus" Sold (sigh)
    AZ Multihull Fleet 42 member
    (Way) Past Commodore of Prindle Fleet 14
    Arizona, USA
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  • Yes, barber haulers. But using a ring (of any material) makes adjusting the jib sheet very difficult due to the amount of friction. You're much better off attaching a small bullet block with becket to the barber hauler line and running your jib sheet through that. You will find that it makes the jib infinitely easier to adjust.

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  • Thanks a bunch! I'll have to take a picture. I could be wrong, but it seems like the "rings" would keep the jib in, rather than forcing it out. When I posted, i was looking at the boat unrigged. I'm sure viewing it rigged will help me understand it better.

    Bob, where are you in AZ? We lived in North Scottsdale before moving to FL.

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  • dartsailorsBob, where are you in AZ? We lived in North Scottsdale before moving to FL.

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    Hey Dana!
    I live at the "corner" of Mesa, Gilbert, and Chandler, off Country Club Drive. Went to Arcadia High School way back before Chaparral or Horizon were even built.
    How far north did you live? I have a sailing buddy north of Dixileta. He keeps a monohull at Bartlet Lake.

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    Bob
    Prindle 18-2 #244 "Wakizashi"
    Prindle 16 #3690 "Pegasus" Sold (sigh)
    AZ Multihull Fleet 42 member
    (Way) Past Commodore of Prindle Fleet 14
    Arizona, USA
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  • We were at the "corner' of where Phoenix, Scottsdale and Cave Creek meet. It's funny you mention Dixileta as our last house was at Scottsdale Road and Dixileta. Our first place was in Legend Trail, which is on Pima just before the Carefree Highway.

    We've been to Barlett Lake but didn't realize you could sail on it. Where do you typically sail?

    Dana

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  • dartsailorsWe've been to Barlett Lake but didn't realize you could sail on it. Where do you typically sail?

    My buddy's Capri 22 is the only sailboat on Bartlett. Mostly we go up there one weekend in Feb to sail, BBQ and drink Asti Spumonte. Midway through our last bottle we discovered that heeling to the point that water comes into the cockpit over the gunnels is really more of a reference point than a barrier. Good thing I only drink twice a year. :)

    Typically I sail Lake Pleasant because it's close, or Roosevelt Lake because its the best but requires overnight camping. THE sailing event I look forward to each year is the Tri-Point Race off Ventura CA. It's 40 mile race rounding an oil derrick and Anacapa Island with a screaming 20 mile reach back to shore for a finish. Upwards of five cats from the Phx area travel there for the race (and one cat from Texas).

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    Bob
    Prindle 18-2 #244 "Wakizashi"
    Prindle 16 #3690 "Pegasus" Sold (sigh)
    AZ Multihull Fleet 42 member
    (Way) Past Commodore of Prindle Fleet 14
    Arizona, USA
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  • Good thing I only drink twice a year. :)

    Klozhald, I am calling BS on this statement. I know of no sailor who only drinks twice a year!!!

    best
    Windwardde

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  • windwarddeKlozhald, I am calling BS on this statement. I know of no sailor who only drinks twice a year!!!

    Sadly, it's true. I have to go off a medicine to imbibe, and prior planning is needed. The good news is, that makes it a real celebration. icon_cool

    I do appreciate your diligence on the matter. Somebody needs to police this group!

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    Bob
    Prindle 18-2 #244 "Wakizashi"
    Prindle 16 #3690 "Pegasus" Sold (sigh)
    AZ Multihull Fleet 42 member
    (Way) Past Commodore of Prindle Fleet 14
    Arizona, USA
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  • just saw posts please send photo -on my dart 18s jib blocks on tracks on each hull , run almost 18 inches so hard to fathom what your describing .if their set up on front cross bar ,right and left ,like most American cats ,hobies, prindles, nacras, prior comments appropos
  • When I got my Tornado it had plastic rings for the barberhaulers. One of them broke on our initial outing.
    Replaced them with bullet blocks as suggested above.

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    Pete Knapp
    Castleton,NY
    Sailcraft Tornado,Nacra 6.0, P16,H16,H14 turbo,Reg White Tornado(project),H18 Mag(sold),H18 (sold)
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