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Old Jul 06, 2011, 07:15 AM
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That oughtta keep the stuff hooked to the boat..

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Old Jul 06, 2011, 10:27 AM
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There is no need for bowsies with the rigging screws. They are fully adjustable thus replacing the bowsies.
There is a lock nut on each one that tightens against the top of the cylinder or barrel of the turnbuckle - Once you have adjusted the tension on each sheet and the backstay, you just spin the lock nut in place and you are done. Piece of cake!
To remove the mast, I hold the lock nut and spin the barrel - (which is stays attached to the hull.) and release the forestay hook (stock) and it's done.

When I am ready to sail it again, I just spin each barrel or cylinder on to the top of each rigging screw and the sails are tuned exactly as I had them before.

This what this little guys are designed for. Oh, they are not heavy. I still have a bowsie on the forestay.

If one wanted to install the Pekabe fittings you could use a shackle - or a stainless split ring that would attach to the Nirvana's factory block. I wouldn't use them on a Nirvana - but on a larger boat that was more sophisticated, for sure. (like the Yamaha RTW)


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ya i know they are adjustable, but your still going to need your scissors (mast aligning tool) to ensure your mast is straight. that's the beauty of the turnbuckle i use on my USOM. the hook on the end get's released, and it unhooks from the chain plates. this turnbuckle really isn't the best for a nirvana even using a shekel. added weight. granted i'm not racing it like i am my USOM, but every bit of lost weight adds up for a bit more speed.

using a standard clevis setup once setup you never have to adjust it again.

Capt.Crash

i use standard clevis clips with a dubro threaded rod (about 1.5" long) that has a hole in the end for the wire (it comes that way), and a jam nut. i use fishing leader as well. i think it's 30# test.

the turnbuckle you want to use will look very nice, but more than i want to spend, but that's just me. i'm a K.I.S.S. kinda person. i used the pekabe turnbuckle on my USOM because it's a bit quicker considering my big mitts.

what's most important no matter how ya do it is the end result.
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Old Jul 06, 2011, 10:38 AM
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but your still going to need your scissors (mast aligning tool) to ensure your mast is straight.
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Ok...here is new one for me...got a pic?
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Old Jul 06, 2011, 10:40 AM
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ooppps double wammy...sorry.
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Old Jul 06, 2011, 10:58 AM
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Doom is using the exact I use..look at my sub..
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Old Jul 06, 2011, 11:02 AM
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but your still going to need your scissors (mast aligning tool) to ensure your mast is straight.
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Ok...here is new one for me...got a pic?
Me too..............Scissors?? Alinging tool? Help me...............

Honest Doom, I can set the mast perfectly with the my set up - I can move it left, right, back and forward. I can bend the mast back or lean if forward to the degree it will bend.

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Cool stuff - please post a picture of Malon-7- I use the Surflon 1 x 7 strand ss nylon coated leader - sounds like they are the same thing - just a different brand.
Deluxe 2-56 pull pull system by Great Planes will look great and I am sure will do the job.

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Chidago - What sub?
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Old Jul 06, 2011, 11:06 AM
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Doom is using the exact I use..look at my sub..
huh...what sub...the only sub around here was the sandwich I had for lunch...
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Cool stuff - please post a picture of Malon-7-
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Ok...I will be stopping by Bass Pro on the way home and get a pic up ASAP.
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Old Jul 06, 2011, 11:08 AM
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Crash -
These guys are trying to confuse old people. We need pictures - help us.
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Man, I wish we had a Bass Pro near us. I have to go to Wally World or Sports Authority and they have bubkus!
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Old Jul 06, 2011, 11:10 AM
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These guys are trying to confuse old people. We need pictures - help us.
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Yea and I want a blow by blow of the laser setup too Mr. Secretary...
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Old Jul 06, 2011, 11:25 AM
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yes i know you can adjust the mast stays with what you are using. it's just that every r and r of the mast it's going to slowly lean to one side or the other. using clevis clips with jam nuts you set the side stays once, and forget it. i use just a hook for my aft stay with a bowsie, and the up-haul (i think it's the up-haul.) on the jib doubles as a for stay eliminating a separate fore-stay.

i have no pic of the scissors i use, but here is how i made mine.

2 36" long spruce 1/8x1/2" sticks
1 1/2" long 440 bolt with nut, and washers

mark off 3/4" down from 1 end of sticks. make a X from corner to corner to get a dead center of the stick. drill threw both sticks. now you need a notch near the bottom of the sticks to rest on the gunnels of the hull. now put the notches facing each other, and put the 440 bolt threw the holes at the top of the sticks. add nut.

now place the scissor next to your mast with the notches on the gunnals of your hull. adjust your side stays toll the 440 bolt is dead center of the mast. done. the mast is now straight up at 90 degrees from the hull.

multipal notches depending on different boat mast heights, so you only need one set of scissors.

hope this helps.
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Old Jul 06, 2011, 11:26 AM
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These guys are trying to confuse old people. We need pictures - help us.
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Man, I wish we had a Bass Pro near us. I have to go to Wally World or Sports Authority and they have bubkus!
i just turned 50 on the 3rd. i'm old!
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Old Jul 06, 2011, 11:30 AM
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wait a min. a fore stay on a nirvana? mine has no for stay. i'd need a bow sprit to have one. not to mention you don't need the extra drag of a for stay.
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Old Jul 06, 2011, 11:31 AM
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any fishing tackle store will have steel leader, and crimp tube.
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Old Jul 06, 2011, 11:38 AM
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hope this helps.
Hey...I actually get it...thanks...very easy to make too.

Now...how do you get the fore aft set up right?
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