7.5 Infinity: Adjustable Outhaul Worth It?

7.5 Infinity: Adjustable Outhaul Worth It?

Post by (PeteCresswell » Thu, 11 Aug 2005 08:32:03


Anybody using an adjustable outhaul on their 7.5 Infinity?

Would you buy it again?
--
PeteCresswell

 
 
 

7.5 Infinity: Adjustable Outhaul Worth It?

Post by LeeD » Thu, 11 Aug 2005 05:42:51

  AdjOuts best on 6+ sails, so it should work effectively and give you
a bigger wind range than just tying off to clew of boom.
  Some peeps just jump in and adjust, getting wet in the process.
  For sails much under 5.5, I don't feel it's a major advantage, as
pumping makes more difference on smaller sails, and loose outs don't
pump well.

 
 
 

7.5 Infinity: Adjustable Outhaul Worth It?

Post by wsurf » Thu, 11 Aug 2005 06:01:39

Quote:

> Anybody using an adjustable outhaul on their 7.5 Infinity?

> Would you buy it again?

Yes. Yes. (7.2m2)

I think it was Glenn that said '05s were more outhaul sensitive and
less downhaul sensitive than previous years. That seems to be true from
my observations as well.

 
 
 

7.5 Infinity: Adjustable Outhaul Worth It?

Post by (PeteCresswell » Thu, 11 Aug 2005 09:28:34

Per LeeD:

Quote:
>  AdjOuts best on 6+ sails, so it should work effectively and give you
>a bigger wind range than just tying off to clew of boom.
>  Some peeps just jump in and adjust, getting wet in the process.

Now you've brought up the obvious - which I tend to miss.

What's a typical range of adjustment?   Sounds like just tying a knot in the
outhaul line when rigging and slacking to that knot on the water would let me
determine if the adjustability is worth it.
--
PeteCresswell

 
 
 

7.5 Infinity: Adjustable Outhaul Worth It?

Post by Glenn Woodel » Thu, 11 Aug 2005 07:02:51

Yes, that was me but it was not just the '05's. All of the recent
ones, at least as old as '02 have been this way. The '05's use just a
little less DH than previous years.

Glenn



Quote:


>> Anybody using an adjustable outhaul on their 7.5 Infinity?

>> Would you buy it again?

>Yes. Yes. (7.2m2)

>I think it was Glenn that said '05s were more outhaul sensitive and
>less downhaul sensitive than previous years. That seems to be true from
>my observations as well.

 
 
 

7.5 Infinity: Adjustable Outhaul Worth It?

Post by Glenn Woodel » Thu, 11 Aug 2005 07:04:11

I could use one with my 6.6 as I adjust for increasing winds. One of
our locals has the 7.5 and uses the AO his. He loves it.

Glenn



Quote:
>Anybody using an adjustable outhaul on their 7.5 Infinity?

>Would you buy it again?

 
 
 

7.5 Infinity: Adjustable Outhaul Worth It?

Post by Vince » Thu, 11 Aug 2005 08:42:05

I use the Sailworks Formula AOH on my large HPL Carbon boom : works
from 9.0 to 7.0.    Through trial and error I figured out the tie off
spots for each sail size and marked it with a waterproof marker.   I
use this boom ststem with a  2005 7.2 and 8.5 Infinity with great
results.

The Sailworks AOH is  an easy sytem to install or remove: no cleats etc
like the standard clamcleat system.   Best advice is to try one they
are pretty cheap $45 range.  Here in Flroida where the winds are up and
down an AOH is invaluable with lighter wind sails.

Quote:

> I could use one with my 6.6 as I adjust for increasing winds. One of
> our locals has the 7.5 and uses the AO his. He loves it.

> Glenn



> >Anybody using an adjustable outhaul on their 7.5 Infinity?

> >Would you buy it again?

 
 
 

7.5 Infinity: Adjustable Outhaul Worth It?

Post by rod. » Thu, 11 Aug 2005 09:34:35

I use the standard Sailworks one sided AOH. As Vince says it's dead
easy to fit and use. Mine works best when the sail is depowered so I
have to stop to adjust it, but I wouldn't be without one now.
 
 
 

7.5 Infinity: Adjustable Outhaul Worth It?

Post by LeeD » Thu, 11 Aug 2005 11:49:11

  On a 7.5 sized sail, if you want the full range from overpowered
sailing to deep downwind surviving, about 2.75" should cover it all
with some thoughts to practicality.
  Some will say more, and sure, it can work, but really, you should be
on your 5.0 or 9 meter then.
 
 
 

7.5 Infinity: Adjustable Outhaul Worth It?

Post by Bob A » Sat, 13 Aug 2005 10:59:04

I use an AO on all sails, 3.2 to 9.4. Not planing on a 70 liter gorge board
is actually worse than not planing on a big wide board. And having instant
extra power to get out through a wave break can be very nice. I use a single
sided strap system. I especially like the old straps from Visual Speed which
Velcro onto the boom. The little cam buckle is the only important part.
really. I've had webbing straps made to go into these buckles...the
attachment to the boom arm can be via line/clove hitch or I've used old
harness line boom straps that Velcro on. My adjustment range for 3.2 to 5.7
is 1-1/2 inches from fully bagged to flattened. For 6.5 and above I use a
longer strap which gives me about 3 inches to play with but I probably never
go over 2-1/2 in actual practice. The question of 7.5 being "large enough"
to merit use of the AO...I think I've answered that.
--Bob A.


Quote:
>   On a 7.5 sized sail, if you want the full range from overpowered
> sailing to deep downwind surviving, about 2.75" should cover it all
> with some thoughts to practicality.
>   Some will say more, and sure, it can work, but really, you should be
> on your 5.0 or 9 meter then.