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U20 General Discussion / Re: Fleet #2 News!
« Last post by John Pescatrice on September 20, 2021, 09:04:56 PM »
Thanks to Treezís Decker for hauling it back from Michigan
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Legal or not? Windward Sheeting Traveler Car
« Last post by Mark Allen on September 19, 2021, 05:57:18 PM »
Hello Donna,
  Under ARTICLE OD-V: OPTIONS, ALTERATIONS AND REPLACEMENTS

The is nothing excluding or preventing the use of a windward sheeting car. The purchase and sheeting changes are allowed as long as the location does not change.

Mark
#26 JUNTA
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Thanks to Steve Shaw for another outstanding presentation!   8)

If you missed it you can view it here:

https://u20class.org/webinar/2021_Webinar-2.mp4

Youtube: https://youtu.be/TXMJFVmzj1M
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U20 Photos! / Ultimate 20s on the Joranelle Reservoir
« Last post by dmurphy18 on September 17, 2021, 05:55:31 PM »
Great shot
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Legal or not? Windward Sheeting Traveler Car
« Last post by Robert Homer on September 17, 2021, 07:18:52 AM »
Holy cow $575! Mine had one on when I purchased it but I removed it and put it back to stock setup.
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U20 General Discussion / Legal or not? Windward Sheeting Traveler Car
« Last post by Donna Womble on September 16, 2021, 08:33:10 PM »
I am wondering about Windward Sheeting Cars (for the Traveler). Here is an example:  https://www.harken.com/en/shop/windward-sheeting/22-mm-windward-sheeting-car/
Are they legal to use (per the U20 Class Rules)?

Thanks, Donna
Peabody, U20 #22 in Monterey, California
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U20 General Discussion / Re: New owner on Chesapeake Bay
« Last post by Mark Allen on September 14, 2021, 10:48:26 PM »
Here is a good blurry picture of the stock setup.
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U20 General Discussion / Re: New owner on Chesapeake Bay
« Last post by Mark Allen on September 14, 2021, 10:36:38 PM »
Hello Gray and welcome.
  Vang is key on this boat and can be a powerful tool to switch gears and keep the boat on it's feet and under control. I personally run a 6:1 block attached to Vectran line making it a 12:1. I have seen some run up a 32:1 but that is overkill and could break a mast. The 12:1 is the stock setup from the factory. Upper block is a double with fid and the lower block is a triple. The line runs to a swivel cleat on the deck just behind the mast. Many boats use a boomkicker to hold the mast up but it is not necessary. I don't think you should shell out for the vang master.

Mark Allen
#26 JUNTA
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U20 General Discussion / New owner on Chesapeake Bay
« Last post by Gray Shannahan on September 13, 2021, 11:09:02 PM »
Hello! I recently purchased #121 and will be sailing regularly in the Annapolis area in PHRF races as To The Moon. Specifically the Wednesday night series on the Severn River. I hope to make it to some one design races in a few years once my kids get a little older... and my leash gets a little longer :).

My boat came with a carbon fiber mast however there is no vang assembly. My local rigger suggested the Harken Vang Master. Has anyone installed this? Is it worth the money? Class legal? It seems that the boat is very sensitive to Vang trimming since there is no backstay. https://www.harken.com/en/shop/vang-master/vang-master-1/

I was also considering a 8:1 setup with a doubling block on a wire. Would this be sufficient? It would save me $1,200 :)\



Any other vang set ups I should be considering?

Also, my jib furler line snapped during my first race (i was single handed and it built to 15+... yes i'm crazy and was flying the chute and no it wasn't a pretty douse). Does anyone happen to have the length? Any line recommendations?

Last question... my PHRF rating was dinged 3 points because of the carbon mast. Should I fight this?

Very grateful to this forum. I've already connected with some of you and learned a lot already!
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Equipment & Sails for Sale / Re: Custom U20 Parts for Class Members
« Last post by Chris Cove on September 13, 2021, 03:44:04 AM »
Very interested.
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