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speedysailor



Joined: 11 Sep 2007
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rigging is a chore IMHO. However, if I am extremely bored in the summer, I will rig sails for the practice. I have a mixed collection and often forget the way they are rigged. In fact, I think it's smart to rig your sails as often as you can even if you are not going to use them sailing. Rather than sitting on your duff and answering questions like this, it's much more to your advantage to be rigging your sails. The same goes for tents. If you are into camping, you should know how to rig your tent blindfolded. The worse thing in the world is to show up at a strange camp site at dusk with an unfamiliar tent and a new impatient lover. Do it in your backyard, your front yard and the local park. Take a stop watch and time setting up and breaking down. Tweat and tune till she screams for mercy.
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PeconicPuffin



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For brand new gear its a great idea. You're in no rush, you can experiment and get comfortable with the set up process.

And if its the middle of the summer, there's no wind and you're bored silly, it can be a good way to inspect every square inch of a sail (or board).

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coachg



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But the middle of summer is our windiest season. Laughing

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cgoudie1



Joined: 10 Apr 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aside from the innuendo, I can probably rig all my sails from
6.7 down to 3.2 blindfolded. Not sure I want to sail that way though.
I'm just not a big fan of dweebing it up in the back yard. If there's no
wind, go get your bike and run some single track, or grab your SUP
and get some core work. If your rig is new, rig it up once, preferably
right where you bought it, to get the tune right, and remember what
you did (though it will change some with stretch).

-Craig

speedysailor wrote:
Rather than sitting on your duff and answering questions like this, it's much more to your advantage to be rigging your sails. The same goes for tents. If you are into camping, you should know how to rig your tent blindfolded. Do it in your backyard, your front yard and the local park. Take a stop watch and time setting up and breaking down. Tweat and tune till she screams for mercy.
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speedysailor



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's hardly dweebing it up and sure beats claiming you're into the sport because you like to sit on the beach and watch.
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westender



Joined: 02 Aug 2007
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Location: Portland / Gorge

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some people I see trying to rig, need to practice at home. It wouldn't be tweaking and tuning but practicing, so they can rig up in less than 30 minutes.
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Darbonne



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

westender wrote:
Some people I see trying to rig, need to practice at home. It wouldn't be tweaking and tuning but practicing, so they can rig up in less than 30 minutes.


Good point. As a new sailor some practice would help in speed and consistency.
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westender



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darbonne: You will see 2 guys who get into the parking lot at the same time. The Old Geezer with lots of experience will be rigged and sailing on the proper gear for the conditions before the new guy even figures out what to rig. For newer sailors it's not a bad idea to tweak and tune in your yard so you'll be able to get going in a hurry once you get to the beach.
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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having rigged well over 1,000 sails in the shops where I worked, and easily lots more than that for my own sailing at the beach, I'd say it's a necessity to rig a new sail when you're not rushed to go into the water.
Now add wide sleeve, 3+ cams, brand new, and it can be a bear for 3 people to rig and tune. Surprisingly, it's get's noticeably easier after the 3rd rigging, as the sleeve and sail material start to stretch and breathe.
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Fidellemus



Joined: 13 Feb 2013
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too want to get the sail, So from where you have bought it and how much does it cost..??

http://www.lacoteimmo.com/
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