adjuster for the trapeze
(Iver Ahlmann (GER 370)
PLEASE NOTE: There is a question mark
over the legality of this pimp ...
Ahlmann (GER 370) arrived at the world championships
in Weymouth with a very neat and well sorted boat. One
of the more notable pimps was a coarse adjuster for
the trapeze lines which minimised the amount of extra
string flying about the boat.
- Trapeze line of your choice (e.g. 2mm
vectran), thimbles and whipping twine
The adjustment is made by a spliced 2:1
purchase on itself and will reduce from 1200mm to 600mm
in length. The whole thing keeps itself in place with
friction - even with thimbles in the loops. I've seen
upwards of 100kg's hanging from the trapeze with no
slippage at all. It is however, important to stitch
the handle end and the eye-splices so that the whole
thing will stay in place when there is no load.
To make the adjuster, start with
2400mm of 2.5mm dyneema. Add 200mm each end for an eye
splice as well as double the depth you need for a handle
- in the photo, the handle end is to the right, with
a tie-lite block, whilst the mast end is to the left.
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