Urgent Help Needed With1998 Arrows Harrier 6.6m

Urgent Help Needed With1998 Arrows Harrier 6.6m

Post by Duncan Love » Sun, 07 Feb 1999 04:00:00


Hello, I need your help with rigging my 1998 Arrows Harrier 6.6m

I used it today for the first time since December and after rigging the
sail, I found that the bottom cam was very stiff to pop from one side of
the sail to the other when changing tack. Does this mean that the battens
need adjusting, or is there a problem with it ? Another thing I noticed is
that to boom size on the bag says 203 -208cm and with my boom set out to
it's max at 210, It doesn't seem long enough, making me think that the
battens need adjusting, could this be right ?

Re-Downhaul, for low wind days like today, I had it downhauled so the very
top of the leech to the first batten was slightly floppy, is this correct
? For windy/gusty days, should I downhaul it so the leech is floppy to
about the second/third batten ?

Please can somebody let me know as I am due to go out again tomo with
approx 20 mph winds forcast.

Thanks

Duncan

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Duncan W D Lovett


 
 
 

Urgent Help Needed With1998 Arrows Harrier 6.6m

Post by Vaughan James Sander » Sun, 07 Feb 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
>Hello, I need your help with rigging my 1998 Arrows Harrier 6.6m

>I used it today for the first time since December and after rigging the
>sail, I found that the bottom cam was very stiff to pop from one side of
>the sail to the other when changing tack. Does this mean that the battens
>need adjusting, or is there a problem with it ? Another thing I noticed is
>that to boom size on the bag says 203 -208cm and with my boom set out to
>it's max at 210, It doesn't seem long enough, making me think that the
>battens need adjusting, could this be right ?

Duncan if you take the cam out of the sail you might find that there is
a shim that can be changed for a thinner one. Or the cam might be to
small for the mast you are using, you may be able to change it for a
larger one. As to the boom length get someone to hold the foot of the
sail on the ground while it is rigged up and laying on the boom. Then
bend the mast tip to the ground, if this does not really tension the
sail off the boom then there is something wrong with the quoted sizes.

Quote:

>Re-Downhaul, for low wind days like today, I had it downhauled so the very
>top of the leech to the first batten was slightly floppy, is this correct
>? For windy/gusty days, should I downhaul it so the leech is floppy to
>about the second/third batten ?

I am not familiar with this sail, but I would go for the third batten.
My motto is : there is only one way to set a sail, if it doesn't go get
a bigger one.

Quote:

>Please can somebody let me know as I am due to go out again tomo with
>approx 20 mph winds forcast.

>Thanks

>Duncan

Jamie

Jamie Sanders
Chalkwell Windsurfing Club
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Vaughan James Sanders