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Post by XQSME » Thu May 12, 2016 9:59 pm

Taught, or slack?

Opinions please?
1965 Albacore No 1775 "XQSME"
previous = 1962 Wayfarer W170 "Peter Pan"
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Re: Toestraps

Post by Rupert » Thu May 12, 2016 10:25 pm

I like them well educated.

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Re: Toestraps

Post by realnutter » Fri May 13, 2016 12:29 am

Ummmm..... They're going to be taught when in use, surely?

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Re: Toestraps

Post by JimC » Fri May 13, 2016 12:44 am

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Re: Toestraps

Post by ian60 » Sat May 14, 2016 8:30 pm

... well I appreciated it Rupert!

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Re: Toestraps

Post by Pat » Sun May 15, 2016 8:13 am

Is it tautology? :-)
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Re: Toestraps

Post by Michael Brigg » Mon May 16, 2016 5:40 pm

Pat wrote:Is it tautology? :-)
No, that would mean your morals were slack when you're tight.
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Re: Toestraps

Post by mph1977 » Fri May 20, 2016 2:09 am

depends on the boat surely ? but it is typical to have some degree of 'slack taken up by shockcord' primarily to enable you to get your feet under repeatably and without having to look too much

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Re: Toestraps

Post by sam mason » Fri May 20, 2016 3:48 pm

Assuming Albacore. Comfortable . Its no use having toe straps that tight you cant get your feet under them or so slack you cant get back into the boat. When pulled out to the max the crew's end of ours just and only just touches the side tank and in my end they don't quite make the tank. I believe it is as important to be able to get back in in short order as it is to get out. But then I am quite old

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