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Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:18 am

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Separated parts of a life jacket and a leg from some white jeans.

ImageIMG_20180916_181248016 by Michel Boulet, sur Flickr

It slides in nicely!

ImageIMG_20180916_181413359 by Michel Boulet, sur Flickr

Finding the right spot.

ImageIMG_20180916_181632523 by Michel Boulet, sur Flickr

Stitched near the luff rope and going freely around the leech.

ImageIMG_20180917_155714036 by Michel Boulet, sur Flickr

A capsize is always possible when sailing a dinghy but complete inversion is something I prefer to avoid. ;)

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Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:41 am

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Michel, will you be testing if it works? Can't wait to see the video. Wear a wet suit just in case.



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Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:42 pm

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Ha ha!... Maybe next summer!... (intentionally) ;)

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Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:00 pm

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good idea!

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Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:19 pm

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Art Haberland wrote:
good idea!


A bit of prevention! ;)

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Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:30 pm

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Better an ounce of prevention than a pound of cure... and hope you never need to test it!

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Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:00 pm

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I intend of sailing that already very stable boat in a very reasonable way. I don't mind reefing the main or rolling the jib at all if needed and I have nothing to prove to anybody.
Nobody will see me on the trapeze!... ;)

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Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:12 am

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Michel, you mention rolling the jib. Do you intend installing a furler? I chose a simple system from RWO (200$ for the drum and swivel)for my Piper. It does require a wire in the luff. No need for foils on the forestay but it works fine.



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Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:43 am

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I already have a jib furler. I prefered to use hanks on my Piper but I like the confort and security of a furler on a dinghy. I don't want to spend too much time on the foredeck!

A dinghy sails very well with the main only, specially if the board is about half raised. It sets the center of effort to the right spot. :)

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