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by Morgan Dewees
09 Jul 2012, 00:10
Forum: General IOM
Topic: New Nylet Spirit is here! Progress at last!
Replies: 76
Views: 58946

Re: New Nylet Spirit is here! Progress at last!

A couple of hopefully helpful comments. For the laser cut double eye hook in one of your early posts, drill a "square" hole in your mast otherwise the fitting is inclined to twist off to one side or other of the mast and ruin it's alignment. I did not learn about this trick until i had thrown away m...
by Morgan Dewees
17 Aug 2009, 18:38
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Mast stiffness
Replies: 2
Views: 3930

Great info on the Sails Etc masts, has anyone tried the experiment on the Easton 7075 T-9 tubes?
by Morgan Dewees
29 Jul 2008, 17:18
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: WTB Widget
Replies: 1
Views: 4019

WTB Widget

Looking for a newer, used, widget.
by Morgan Dewees
07 Feb 2008, 22:13
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Region 6 Regatta
Replies: 1
Views: 3122

Region 6 Regatta

I saw the scheudled dates for this event, are these firm dates and who is hosting? I ask because i am trying the schedule the Region 6 regatta for Victorias up in Oregon and i don't want to sail on the same dates as some people may have to choose between.
by Morgan Dewees
22 Nov 2007, 21:37
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Mast Pre-Bend
Replies: 14
Views: 13521

Thanks for the good info, TS Designs jig looks easy to build but not relevant unless i want to break my mast.
by Morgan Dewees
21 Nov 2007, 19:13
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Mast Pre-Bend
Replies: 14
Views: 13521

I'm back to thinking about bend again. It sounds like one wants their headstay as tight as possible, ie piano string? What does the pre-bend look like, how much, through what extent of the mast is typical and how do you bend the mast in a controlled manner? The mast i am working with came from Great...
by Morgan Dewees
15 Nov 2007, 01:55
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Mast Pre-Bend
Replies: 14
Views: 13521

What grade of Aluminum is/was your mast, i think mast stiffness is also a factor? Some full size boats, particularly Lightnings, point higher and faster if the jib is sagging so i'm not certain that's all so bad as long as it is not oscillating The ripples, where exactly were they on the luff, i hav...
by Morgan Dewees
14 Nov 2007, 19:22
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Mast Pre-Bend
Replies: 14
Views: 13521

Mast Pre-Bend

I am trying to understand the purpose of mast pre-bend. I believe it is to allow one to maintain a straighter mast when the rig has significant head and back stay tension. I have found using a 7075 grade mast that i can just barely bend the mast with rig tension as it is so i am wondering if i am mi...