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Entrent #1 James Cole's posts are at the bottom.
Draw a line on your vert that matches up to the hull when the pin is connected. that way you can "one time" the position and get the hole lined up without having to go back and forth. Photo shows Vert lowered a bit to show line.
Dog bone Cummingham- More than anything, this is just a time saver, no more running the line through each sheave. Bonuses are that you don't need multiple triple blocks for each sail and cunno line is never crossed! The blue bit is from a velocitek mast bracket mount.
Rudder Pin Puller- I don't know about you but my rudder pin is a tight fit. It takes a good yank to get it to come out. It also adds a little padding when you hammer it in with your palm when rigging up.
James Cole from Singapore:
- Use a twist shackle with pin to hold clew. Means that the strop around the boom is permanent and you can get the boom off the sail very quickly (very useful if windy).
- Using a cascading system and find it runs a lot better and when you let it off, the sail tends to move a lot easier. Put in another cleat between the 2 vang cleats and this acts as a “coarse adjustment” on the land. And on the tack, use a snap shackle to attach. Advantage of the coarse adjuster is that it means you can pre-set the min load for the Cunningham before sailing dependent on the wind conditions. Also again, very easy to get on/off as you can let off the coarse adjuster completely.
Both seem to work for me and actually been adapted from systems I used on the A-cat before I converted to moths.
What tricks do you have? Chicken dinner to the winner!