[Rhodes22-list] Outhaul car binding

Peter Nyberg peter at sunnybeeches.com
Sun Nov 5 15:28:04 EST 2017

If this ‘bite down’ happens without the sail being involved, then the issue must be with the outhaul system, which doesn’t have that many moving parts.

There should be an opening on the mast end of the boom that will allow you to remove the car from the boom.  I’d do that and inspect the car just looking for anything that doesn’t look right.

The only other thing I can think of is to check that all of the blocks involved in the system turn freely.


> On Nov 5, 2017, at 2:52 PM, Thomas s <talmorin at hotmail.com> wrote:
> That is exactly what I did. 
> I can slide it be hand, but when I use the outhaul line, it seems to bite down. 
> Tom
>> On Nov 5, 2017, at 1:48 PM, Peter Nyberg <peter at sunnybeeches.com> wrote:
>> As a first step in diagnosing the problem, I would suggest you disconnect the car from the sail (with the sail furled), and see if it will slide freely along the length of the boom.  
>> Peter Nyberg
>> Coventry, CT
>> s/v Silverheels (1988/2016)

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