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What's happening here?

Post by Ed » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:17 pm

Weird traveller on the back of this FD.

Really struggling to see how it would improve things...

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Post by neil » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:18 pm

Is the helm really wearing flares?
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Re: What's happening here?

Post by Rupert » Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:13 pm

Can't figure out the traveller system, but I'm guessing this isn't a recent photo?!

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Re: What's happening here?

Post by alan williams » Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:57 pm

I think it's the Pajot Brothers ( French you know), Pushed a certain Rodney Paterson hard at various events in the late 60's early 70's. They now build and design very expensive Catamarans. I think the gantry thing was just one of those crazy experiments to throw a red herring. Just like Rodney did with ropes that lead nowhere, which we discovered on FD 350 his last FD when Graham restored her.
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Re: What's happening here?

Post by Hotspur » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:14 pm

Looks to me as though it's a similar principle to a mainsheet hoop - raising the block to be level with the bomb so the mainsheet loads are all lateral. Put a mainsheet hoop on a traveller and you have something like this. I can't figure out that wire bracing though. Seems a bit over-thought.
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Post by Ed » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:24 pm

God.....there's a bomb.....I missed that entirely :)

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Re: What's happening here?

Post by chris » Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:54 pm

Ed, It goes off 'BOOM BOOM'

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Re: What's happening here?

Post by LASERTOURIST » Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:28 pm

I also thought of the Pajot Brothers (silver medal in the 72 Olympics)...but they generally used french made Chéret sails (an olympic triangle racecourse as sailmaker logo)...but they experimented a lot and miht t some point have used banks sails .

The weird system seems to be a light weather device to supress vertyical tension in the leech .while centering the mainsail

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