Forums > Land Yacht Sailing General

Looking for adjustable on the fly outhaul ideas

Reply
Created by US772 > 9 months ago, 25 Oct 2016
US772
304 posts
25 Oct 2016 11:07AM
Thumbs Up

I'm thinking some kind of cam. Wondering what others have come up with?

Hiko
1181 posts
25 Oct 2016 4:29PM
Thumbs Up

Might take some finding but there have been some postings on this site about outhaul ideas
Aus 230 had a natty lever setup if I remember right

I tried a cam setup on my class 5 but finished up with an internal multipurchase pulley arrangement
with an internal bungee return Worked Ok and it had a clam cleat under the boom
The internal travelling car had wheels from a skateboard Quite a few others have this arrangement
The bungee going forward needs to be Very Strong to ensure it returns properly

Clemco
424 posts
27 Oct 2016 11:13AM
Thumbs Up

Hi John, This is what I came up with.
Got the general idea from the Stanley mitre unit. I'm sure you have one.
I tried to make it with 4 tooth settings originally but found 2 were enough. The third is when fully released.
I' sure you could come up with a tidier version than mine.
I plan to make another from stainless once I am happy with the design.


















aus230
WA, 1612 posts
27 Oct 2016 1:13PM
Thumbs Up

You will find a lot of info on this link

www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Land-Yacht-Sailing/Construction/Modifications-and-experimentation/?page=1

Bynorthsea
87 posts
3 Nov 2016 12:27AM
Thumbs Up

Here is a system I have put together to try on my yacht.






Hiko
1181 posts
3 Nov 2016 11:09AM
Thumbs Up

Looks practical and adjustable with the hose clamps
It could be an idea to have a clip to hold the lever in the rear position as well
to stop in flailing around

US772
304 posts
9 Nov 2016 4:13AM
Thumbs Up

Thanks for the idea's. I mounted my adjustable out haul in front of me underneath and in front of the center sheeting. It's only a two position out haul. I haven't sailed with it but I think it will work. 1'' aluminum angle 7 1/2'' long. Knob is 1/2'' diameter solid aluminum rod. The amount of pull varies where you tie off the rope. 2'' to 3'' pull. The rope goes to the rear of the boom, around a sheave to the sails out haul grommet. The angle works well because the holes can be off set easily forcing to want to stay put. I left the side opposite of the knob 2'' long to not allow the unit to spin completely around. video of it functioning - www.facebook.com/groups/556826031132604/






Subscribe
Reply

Forums > Land Yacht Sailing General


"Looking for adjustable on the fly outhaul ideas" started by US772