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    Posted: 26 Aug 10 at 9:21pm

I have just bought my first Contender, and coming from a Laser im not to familiar with shrouds and whatnot, and allthought there are loads of articles on how to sail the boat I need some advice on the following things.

1. How to rig the boat from scratch, i.e putting up the mast, and what tensions on the shrouds and lowers for my 75kg body etc etc

2. sail controls how much kicker, outhall, downhall for light, medium and heavy winds.

Any advice or info of any other articles on this would be greatly appreciated

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Matt, you'll find a tuning guide and lots of other useful info on the British Contender Association site:

http://www.sailcontender.org.uk/


lots of stuff on the yahoo group site:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/contender/


plus there's some good stuff on the international site:

http://contenderclass.org/

Which boat did you get in the end, and where will you be sailing it?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mattmd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Aug 10 at 10:15pm

Ive bought Contender 620, full carbon rigging so well sorted and cant wait to sail it,

Not 100% sure, either my local gunfleet sailing club or Brightlingsea.

And thanks ill check your links out

 

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So you bought Winging its boat then??!!
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Possibly

it comes tuesday



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Post Options Post Options   Quote winging it Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Aug 10 at 10:39am
It is my boat!  Well done Matt!  I have already worked out the settings and they shouldn't be far out even though I am currently a bit more lardy than you are!

I hope we are delivering it this week, but I didn't realise we had agreed Tuesday!  I will check it all out when her indoors gets home from Cardiff later today. 
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Originally posted by winging it

It is my boat!  Well done Matt!  I have already worked out the settings and they shouldn't be far out even though I am currently a bit more lardy than you are!

I hope we are delivering it this week, but I didn't realise we had agreed Tuesday!  I will check it all out when her indoors gets home from Cardiff later today. 


We can also show you how to put the mast up etc, tyhough that won't be me - I am currently in my second sling of the year.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mattmd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Aug 10 at 12:56am

ahh brilliant, sounds great,

i would really appreciate that,

u spoke to my dad on the phone and I think thats what you agreed but feel free to ring him, I think you have his number :)

 

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is tuesday ok?
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how's the first summer gone in the Contender? getting too achy for hiking and I'm seriously considering a Contender now 
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