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    Posted: 03 Nov 06 at 4:59pm
Has anyone got any tips for rigging up a two man boat for singlehanding?
I need to try and rig up the trapezes to aid getting out easier!
I am up at Queen Mary
Also i am looking for someone to make me sone wing material for the Moth- any ideas anyone??

A few photos of my current fleet- All of these under £500 bargains!!







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Post Options Post Options   Quote Isis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Nov 06 at 5:08pm
Graham Caws seems to come up a lot when looking at moth tramps, mine are made by him I think and they are top notch.

As for setting up a doublehander for singlehanding... moving the trap elastic further back would be the first move. Kickbars to help getting out and moving the controls around to be easier for only one person to reach would probibly be next in line if you wanted more perminant changes.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Thunderchild Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Nov 06 at 5:09pm
I'll try caws- Southamton isn't it.
 Want to get it out on the oggin asap!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mike ellis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Nov 06 at 9:29pm
the oggin? queen mary's a jumped up puddle not "the oggin"
600 732, will call it Sticks and Stones when i get round to it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Thunderchild Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Nov 06 at 3:33pm
true but it is at least big enough to have a good practice beofre getting it out on the open oggin! lol
Cant really do coast hopping on a puddle either.
Had a good go on the 5o5 today- blowing a good 3/4 and after fitting my rs700 tiller ext got out on the wire- who needs a crew anyway! lol


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Strawberry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Nov 06 at 5:54pm

What design is your moth?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Thunderchild Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Nov 06 at 8:19pm
It is a magnum 5. A fat moth i think they call it.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote NickA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Nov 06 at 12:47pm

Send photos of single handing an FD!  Preferably with kite up!  Sounds fun.

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I've seen an FD singlehanded before. (Indeed I had a go myself while my helm was trying to restring the kite halyard, At Queen Mary incidentally.) With the Continuous trapeze it is fairly easy but tacking does take some thinking about, especially if you have the Genoa out. 

I have seen the contender sailors put a piece of plastic piping over the rope ajuster so that the hooking on can be done one handed. Fine in a one sailed boat, but good luck with the Genoa as well (especially in the FD). you Might be a little short of hands. Not sure exactly what it is they do, but it'll be in a photie somwhere.

If you have a spiro and your sheets are long enough you can fly the kite singlehanded. As you can launch the pole and kite as two seperate operations. This may require some tweaking with the rope lengths.

But for the proper FD experiance And a hand with the sheeting in you will need a crew at some point.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote far canal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Nov 06 at 2:54pm

I trust you mean force threequarters.

 

I'd be pretty amazed if you could hold down a 505 in a 3 to 4 , as theys designed for 23 to 30 stone and a High performance boat , if they aren't fully powered up in those winds I doubt anyone would bother to sail them .

Otherwise you must be bladdy big , bin the moth on that account

 

 

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