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Poll Question: Non QR or QR
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    Posted: 03 Aug 09 at 6:07pm

Hi.

At the moment I have a Laser Vago and trapeze alot now.

I have the Crewsaver Plasma nappy one with a QR but like most it gets tight round your bits.
Having looked at the Zhick T1 harness with the soft neoprene bits section and a description of "suprisingly confortable" in the P&B mag it seems tempting however.
Has the fixed hook.

It has the advantage of no buckles making it safer than my many straps crewsaver.

 

I know some races insist on QR for insurance etc but I'm not racing it much and If I do id take the Crewsaver if i had to but for club sailing and those that dont mind whats the best.
I know one has advantages over the other but what your personal preferance.
Standard, QR or the flush hook things?

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I voted fixed as that is what I have grown up with and always used, but if I had a more widely available choice i'd go for the bethwaite ball type affair with flush plate on the harness and ball on the boat.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote zailor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Aug 09 at 6:12pm
I think thats what the last option was.
Is that the one where the plate on the harness is flush and a ball or disk goes into it?

Thats what I mean by Flush hook
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I have a fixed hook, my other half will have a flush hook if we ever get the 14 on the water, but not the Bethwaite type necessarily.


the same, but different...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote English Dave Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Aug 09 at 7:32pm
Which races insist on QR?
I use fixed Banks nappy. V Good.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zailor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Aug 09 at 8:13pm
Well the youth Events I have been to so far have asked for them.

Now I'm 18 and in a less youth class (Vago) maybe the rules are less tight?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote redback Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Aug 09 at 11:10pm
There can be no quicker and reliable release than pushing your hand down the hook.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote radixon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Aug 09 at 11:40am
I have the QR button only cos thats what OH insisted on to give her peace of mind.

She since took it on a course and I think changed her mind on the QR issue, it didnt work that well.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Aug 09 at 12:06pm
Originally posted by zailor

Well the youth Events I have been to so far have asked for them.Now I'm 18 and in a less youth class (Vago) maybe the rules are less tight?

To my knowledge there are no rules. ISAF proposed one for a while, but it was abandoned after they discovered it was an awful lot more complicated a subject than was evident to a knee jerk response.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zailor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Aug 09 at 5:45pm

Ok thats fine then.
But they were in the sailing instructions so who am I to differ.
Off topic I know but the 420 at our club has about 2-3ft of rope on its trapeze wire insisting its in the rules so that saftey crew can cut it away.
And has now slackened the shock chord take up so the wire seems slack all the time because "they were too tight"
Correct me if im wrong but does all that sound
1. dagerous
2. just daft?

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