righting lines topic

Andy Robinson posted this 28 March 2018

can anyone out there send me a diagram/pics of the best way to rig righting lines please?

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Ian McDonald posted this 28 March 2018

no pictures, but I have a short length of 4mm shockcord with a loop at the end in tied to the top rudder fitting both sides so a stopper ball fitted to the righting line can fit through and be easily removed,saves drilling holes to retain the line at the back. My boat is wooden so a deck eye level with the thwart and screwed under the gunwhale is easy. I am embarrased to have them, but pleased I have!

Andy Robinson posted this 28 March 2018

Ian, thanks for this. Does this mean that the righting line then needs re attaching to the bungee after use?

If so, does anyone know of a way of achieving a system that automatically retracts?

Regarding embarrassment, having been blown flat at sea and struggled for 10 mins to get a boat up (which feels a lot longer when you're doing it), I would be more embarrassed to need rescuing and have to forfeit a race. :-)

Andrew Liddington posted this 28 March 2018

Andy I have a system which retracts and creates a ‘ladder’ loop to climb in with. If you e mail me at [email protected] I will send you a video and a diagram. Andrew

Andy Robinson posted this 29 March 2018

many thanks Andrew, I don't particularly need the ladder bit - its getting the boat upright in big waves when I can't reach the centreboard, or more often, my hands keep slipping off it, but I can adapt what I need from your very helpful diagram and video.



David Parkin posted this 01 April 2018

Scottish Championship North Berwick

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