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rtz



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Location: Oklahoma City

PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:17 am    Post subject: Firmer harness lines? Reply with quote

I've got the Chinook ones. They just want to droop straight down. Adjusting or tightening them more does no good as first time I hook in; it's going to set and position them to the same way every time.

Are there any on the market that will extend out from the boom and not hang down from it? I have to take my thumb and move my harness lines outward to be able to get hooked in.
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coachg



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When putting your harness lines on the boom, twist the inward 360 degrees before you put them on & hold them in place as you mount them on the boom. That will stop them from dropping down.

Coachg
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NOVAAN



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the web sliding fore and aft or spinning on the boom grip? Its easier to tighten them when wet. If the lines are dropping out of the hook while sailing, your not letting the lines take the load. Lines could be to long or not far enough back on the boom. You want the lines to drop away from your hook when you take the pressure off the harness. This helps unintentional re hook
in the middle of a turn. Worse crashes ever....
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rtz



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They stay in place as far as horizontal position goes. The issue I have is no matter how I adjust or position them; as soon as I hook in and load up the lines; that rotates them and then they droop exactly like this.

I have no issue of accidental unhooking.

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cgoudie1



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greetings Mr rtz,

I was intrigued and wanted to look, but your picture doesn't present for me.

-Craig

rtz wrote:
They stay in place as far as horizontal position goes. The issue I have is no matter how I adjust or position them; as soon as I hook in and load up the lines; that rotates them and then they droop exactly like this.

I have no issue of accidental unhooking.

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dllee



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flip the lines so they naturally curve outwards towards you
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dhmark



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is strange that they have this inward curve, I could see how that is bothersome. My Dakine fixed lines do not do this, they stick straight out from the boom, and you can rotate the webbing to have lines straight down to a slight angle outward. What happens when you put the lines closer to each other, 6 inches or less? It looks like your lines are too far apart.
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nw30



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you flip them around, they'd be hanging off the inside of the boom, no improvement there, and having them hanging on the outside, as designed, they will tighten the connection to the booms, which is desired.

I'd try to let them dry out after using them, flipped back over the top and connected together so that they are straight. That should help get rid of that curve. Or better yet, lay them out in the sun, nice and flat, or curved in the other direction for an entire day, so that the plastic looses it's curve. It's the plastic that is causing that.
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rtz



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll try them closer together later today.

Try this direct link Craig:

https://postimg.cc/BjCMpKCy
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dllee



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's this "too far apart" thing?
Robbie uses his lines around 8-10" apart. Works for him. Can you sail better?
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