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NacDaddy's 2019 Excellent Blooper Reel and Season Wrap  Bottom

  • Be patient, the 2020 season will start soon...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oOEr4_WXJk

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    Hobie 16 (3 formerly)
    MacGregor 25 (formerly)
    Chrysler Dagger 14 (formerly)
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    High Point, NC
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  • We need more pitchpoles!!!

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  • Love your videos, thanks for posting.



    Edited by ctcataman on Feb 01, 2020 - 12:01 AM.

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    ctcatamanLove your videos, thanks for posting.Edited by ctcataman on Feb 01, 2020 - 12:01 AM.


    Thanks, they're fun to make and share.

    wxguyWe need more pitchpoles!!!

    Search YouTube there are plenty of them on there for entertainment. Me, I try to avoid them. This is as close as I've come in the last few years and is a testament to the Nacra bow design and it's survivability. An H16 would have been toast in the bow stuff at 0:42.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neYHxrvgaMA

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    MacGregor 25 (formerly)
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    High Point, NC
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  • Great job... I'm amazed you have a 1:1 on the jib sheet. I had a 2:1 on my 5.0.

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  • texastumaGreat job... I'm amazed you have a 1:1 on the jib sheet. I had a 2:1 on my 5.0.


    Thanks. The 5.0 like all of the 16 ft. beach cats I'm aware of have a 2:1 jib sheet setup. I really don't like the excessive amount of line you have to take up after a tack so I tried it one day 1:1 and found that it's more than adequate IMO.

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    Hobie 16 (3 formerly)
    MacGregor 25 (formerly)
    Chrysler Dagger 14 (formerly)
    NACRA 5.0 (currently)
    High Point, NC
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  • QuoteThanks. The 5.0 like all of the 16 ft. beach cats I'm aware of have a 2:1 jib sheet setup. I really don't like the excessive amount of line you have to take up after a tack so I tried it one day 1:1 and found that it's more than adequate IMO.

    It is my understanding the 2:1 jib sheet set up is more about holding the (stock) jib blocks in the correct angle when in use than the mechanical advantage.

    without the jib block secured at the head of the block via the becket it could pivot around and make cleating an issue

    Looks to me NacDaddy uses some deck mounted cleat and not the stock cleat/block setup i see on most beach cats
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    QuoteThanks. The 5.0 like all of the 16 ft. beach cats I'm aware of have a 2:1 jib sheet setup. I really don't like the excessive amount of line you have to take up after a tack so I tried it one day 1:1 and found that it's more than adequate IMO.

    It is my understanding the 2:1 jib sheet set up is more about holding the (stock) jib blocks in the correct angle when in use than the mechanical advantage.

    without the jib block secured at the head of the block via the becket it could pivot around and make cleating an issue

    Looks to me NacDaddy uses some deck mounted cleat and not the stock cleat/block setup i see on most beach cats


    I never thought of it before, 1:1 purchase for the jib sheet makes sense. I found it covenient to move the blocks inwards on the tramp though, with a line from side to side. Meaning probably that I will have to stick to 2:1, by the reason explained by MN3.
  • MN3It is my understanding the 2:1 jib sheet set up is more about holding the (stock) jib blocks in the correct angle when in use than the mechanical advantage.

    without the jib block secured at the head of the block via the becket it could pivot around and make cleating an issue

    Looks to me NacDaddy uses some deck mounted cleat and not the stock cleat/block setup i see on most beach cats


    Using the stock jib setup on the 5.0 is a PITA whether setup 2:1 or 1:1. Either way the block won't standup such that you can release the jib in light to moderate air, it's only in the OK category in a blow. I even tried using standup springs (not supplied OEM) with less than satisfactory results.

    Here is the stock setup that flops around.

    http://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=29670&g2_serialNumber=4

    Here is the custom setup I use rigged 2:1 but I now run it 1:1 all the time no problem. With the swivel cleat you always have the cleat constrained and oriented such that it can be easily set or released.

    https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=132540&g2_serialNumber=4

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    Hobie 16 (3 formerly)
    MacGregor 25 (formerly)
    Chrysler Dagger 14 (formerly)
    NACRA 5.0 (currently)
    High Point, NC
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    MN3It is my understanding the 2:1 jib sheet set up is more about holding the (stock) jib blocks in the correct angle when in use than the mechanical advantage.

    without the jib block secured at the head of the block via the becket it could pivot around and make cleating an issue

    Looks to me NacDaddy uses some deck mounted cleat and not the stock cleat/block setup i see on most beach cats


    Using the stock jib setup on the 5.0 is a PITA whether setup 2:1 or 1:1. Either way the block won't standup such that you can release the jib in light to moderate air, it's only in the OK category in a blow. I even tried using standup springs (not supplied OEM) with less than satisfactory results.

    Here is the stock setup that flops around.

    http://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=29670&g2_serialNumber=4


    This block has no jib sheet tention and is not sitting in its actual position while being used - of course it flops around
    i have not used a jib block spring in 15 years - they do nothing of value for me.

    using stock jib blocks works for most of the people who sail beach cats -but if you find it problematic and have a better solution (or one that works for you) - cool beans

    where there is often an issue is the angle of the block. what works best for skipper doesn't always work best for crew and vice versa - and those little adjustment screws often get seized up after decades of use or non use