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Started by Riggerdood, May 18, 2023, 12:39 PM
Quote from: RichardS on May 18, 2023, 02:01 PMCan you fill in the gaps?
Quote from: RichardS on May 18, 2023, 02:01 PMThanks for sharing this. Frustrating thing is: nowhere is there a pic or drawing of how the dang thing works! Nice story, but never explains or shows how the bungees work! I also have no idea what you mean by hooks, as nothing is shown that looks hook-like! I assume that somehow the bungee wraps over the sail on the boom, but how? Can you fill in the gaps?
Quote from: Riggerdood on May 18, 2023, 10:24 PMFrank, I think you'd really like this too.
QuotePosted by Riggerdood - May 18, 2023, 10:24 PMDan, did you use all 5 padeyes, to make 4 "sections"? On Rum Line's 9-1/2 ft boom, I used all 5 to make 4 sections, but it seemed like 3 would suffice, and I might omit the aft one. Frank, I think you'd really like this too.
Quote from: Quantico Frank on May 19, 2023, 05:49 AMI currently have a reasonably good "system" for using the "balls of death" which is my name for the bungee balls. They all go right into my left pocket when they're off the boom. However, this looks better and less chaotic, especially for when conditions are marginal.
Quote from: DBthal on May 19, 2023, 09:02 AMTim - I used 5 padeyes, but I think 4 would have been better for the 9' P-165 boom. Each section gives two parts of bungie holding the sail. So, with 4 padeyes, thats three sections, and six parts of bungie. That seems like plenty to secure the sail. I didn't use the Duckworks kit. Just made my own using these hooks from Sailrite.https://www.sailrite.com/Shock-Cord-Hook-Plastic-3-16-5-16Dan
Quote from: Brian N. on May 19, 2023, 10:03 AMI've been using ball-end bungee since I purchased the boat in 2008. Yeah they do get lost, pop off and fly overboard, stretch out and loose elasticity, and perhaps take a bit more time to secure. However they are cheap and available everywhere, come in different sizes, and easy to use. The Duckworks system looks interesting, however I'll wait for now.
Quote from: FortyFour on May 19, 2023, 01:55 PMFWIW chiming-in... Team Bungeeball of Death here— but regardless, it's all about the flake..And a good armpit game is my key to that