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U20 General Discussion / Re: Different masts
« Last post by supercollider on January 24, 2020, 10:34:02 PM »
I have the C-tech mast, does anyone have issues with the luff pulling out of the track?  It seems like it might be a bit soft.  Looking like I may need to have the track replaced :( . If anyone has other suggestions, I'd Love to hear 'em.
U20 General Discussion / Re: Dock Hoist Bridle
« Last post by Bob714hb on January 23, 2020, 11:25:52 PM »
Hereís a photo of the bridle, West Marine or any rigging shop can make one up.

Iíve attached a photo of the boat in the air, this was before I had my bridle made.

Hope this helps.

The line goes through the eye on the keel crane post and the wire connects to the eye on the transom.
U20 General Discussion / Re: Different masts
« Last post by Bob714hb on January 23, 2020, 11:54:19 AM »
I have a couple of questions in this too!

If I were to change to a carbon mast would I still need my high wind kit?

Are there any issues with the rope spine on the mainsail luff fitting the carbon masts?

Any pitfalls switching to carbon?
U20 General Discussion / Re: Dock Hoist Bridle
« Last post by TimPorter on January 23, 2020, 02:32:13 AM »
It is a two point hoist system.  You attach a really good like to the top of the pole that is used to hoist the keel and another like to the eye right in front of the rudder.  The one to that eye in the stern is just to stabilize and shift the center aft slightly.  Most of the weight is on the pole. 
U20 General Discussion / Dock Hoist Bridle
« Last post by oggiogg on January 22, 2020, 08:48:34 PM »
Is there a specific bridle for dry storing the u20 from a crane/hoist?

I saw some images of it simply being lifted by the keel, single-point connection and whole boat being lifted that way. That cant be the correct way is it? If there is like a 3 point harness/bridle please share photos and ideally dimensions to fabricate.

If it is a 3-point lift, what are the anchor points and how to tell if they are robust for frequent hoist launching.

Any info is greatly appreciated. This is my first non-dinghy dry sailing, and the mass is making me nervous
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Different masts
« Last post by davidkrausz on January 20, 2020, 07:11:27 PM »
I've sailed with both Forte carbon and the aluminum and have not seen a noticeable difference in performance.  Either mast has succeeded in regattas and most people I've talked to don't necessarily see a benefit one way or the other.    I can't speak to whether the high wind kit helps with breakage.
The December Mid Winters were cancelled due to predicted gale force gusts and strong winds.   But in January, light and variable winds with a strong ebb current made the first midwinters an interesting race for the five boats entered.   The weather was sunny and warm (in the 60s).  In the first race, it was a game of patience as the winds were from the southwest at 2-3 knots.   The wind pressure was greater on the left hand side but the ebb current favored the right side and grew stronger through the afternoon.   As you might expect, going from first to last and back again was easy in these conditions.  The second race saw a big shift in the winds such that spinnakers were raised just as the boats came to the windward mark!  In the last race, the wind finally settled down but with the stronger current, position on the course meant everything.  Mike Eisenberg, sailing Toon Town, from Bend Oregon found a way to be consistent in these inconsistent conditions, followed by Phil Kanegsberg on Udecide and then John Wolfe on Breakaway.   Next midwinters race is scheduled for Superbowl Sunday.   Some of the U20s will also be in the Three Bridge Fiasco on the 25th.   
U20 General Discussion / Re: Different masts
« Last post by Gregg Henning on January 16, 2020, 10:33:52 PM »
Forte Carbon and Ballenger Aluminum are better as they are more tunable.  I have had my Aluminum rig for 20 years.  No High wind kit.  Still works great.
U20 General Discussion / Re: Tow vehicle
« Last post by Michael Eisenberg on January 13, 2020, 03:04:50 AM »
Early Bronco works well.
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