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  • Quote I like this idea!
    Then the pigtail may not even be needed


    I highly recommend doing what the manual says, and then only decide what isn’t needed based on success, and what needs to be improved based on failure. Continuously refusing to follow the manual and trying to iterate a better solution amidst constant failure and struggles is a fools errand.



    Edited by carbonc on Nov 03, 2021 - 11:28 PM.
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    Edited by carbonc on Nov 03, 2021 - 11:27 PM.
  • QuoteContinuously refusing to follow the manual and trying to iterate a better solution amidst constant failure and struggles is a fools errand.

    You nailed it icon_wink !



    Edited by revintage on Nov 04, 2021 - 07:20 AM.

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  • its not over thinking it works perfectly. i tested it today
    you can tie an alpine butterfly on main halyard rope at a height above the diamond wires mast attchment
    run preventor throgh the buterfly loop. the pigtail is not needed.
    the jib sheets cross smoothly every time!
  • The pigtail also serves to shorten the jib sheets significantly and keep the trampoline clear. You’re fixing one issue instead of accepting a solution that fixes both.
  • rungiits not over thinking it works perfectly. i tested it today
    you can tie an alpine butterfly on main halyard rope at a height above the diamond wires mast attchment
    run preventor throgh the buterfly loop. the pigtail is not needed.
    the jib sheets cross smoothly every time!


    So before lowering your main, you first remove the preventor and then loosen the butterfly knot?

    Give up those crazy "reinventing the wheel" ideas and follow the sensible suggestions you have got here and go by the book!

    Tried to find an image on how it should be done and the only one was this vintage photo from the early 80´s, with one of my first Tornado´s. No problem to tie the bungi chord with a clove hitch on each diamond wire a fair bit up.
    http://revintage.se/Told.jpg Click to enlarge!



    Edited by revintage on Nov 07, 2021 - 07:23 AM.

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  • I have to step the mast often so I have been optimizing rigging time, what I did with the preventer is adding a small hook to attach it to the eyestrap on the mast. To unmount it I just unhook it and leave it on the boat, horizontal along the beam.
  • That is even a better idea. I just don't have the eye strap. I also step the mast often
  • Add a thin line between the diamond wires at the desired height. Clove hitches should remain in place, probably better with shock cord.

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