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Guy Cribb Crib Sheet

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Created by Mobydisc > 9 months ago, 23 Jul 2012
Mobydisc
NSW, 8375 posts
23 Jul 2012 8:52PM
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A couple of years ago I decided to buy a Crib sheet over the web from Guy Cribb. There was a bit of info on them and I thought it would help improve my sailing a bit. A few weeks after ordering an envelope arrived with a plastic sheet and a bit of elastic string going through it.

I had a read of the tips and they seemed fair enough, ie don't wear shoes or gloves when windsurfing and I then put it away. I tried out the elastic and it didn't work for me. So the sheet just ended up in a box in my van.

Fast forward to last weekend. I was sailing with my 5.9m sail and it didn't feel balanced. There was too much force on my front arm. So I decided to give the elastic a go again. The elastic indicated my lines were about 8cms too far back. So I moved then to where the elastic string recommended. The difference was amazing. It felt much more balanced and in control.

Sunday I used a bigger sail and used the elastic string again. It indicated my lines should go back a bit. I did so and again the rig felt balanced when powered up in the harness.

So in conclusion though I was a bit skeptical about the elastic string as I didn't use it for a couple of years, I have to say it does work for me at least. I can also say the elastic and the sheet lasts reasonably well too over time.

jsnfok
WA, 899 posts
23 Jul 2012 8:48PM
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yea he has been around for a while, so i reckon he knows whats he is doing

kpb
QLD, 239 posts
24 Jul 2012 9:35AM
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Just recently used harness for the first time...I was told about Guy Cribbs "The Truth About Harness lines" so I used that to set up my lines it worked a treat.Now to work on not getting catipulted...

Waiting4wind
NSW, 1809 posts
24 Jul 2012 10:40AM
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kpb said...

Just recently used harness for the first time...I was told about Guy Cribbs "The Truth About Harness lines" so I used that to set up my lines it worked a treat.Now to work on not getting catipulted...


When you get catipulted just sheet in and look back around the mast. This will get you well on the way to learning your forward loops!

kpb
QLD, 239 posts
24 Jul 2012 7:13PM
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Waiting4wind said...

kpb said...

Just recently used harness for the first time...I was told about Guy Cribbs "The Truth About Harness lines" so I used that to set up my lines it worked a treat.Now to work on not getting catipulted...


When you get catipulted just sheet in and look back around the mast. This will get you well on the way to learning your forward loops!



Will be a while before I can see myself doing anything like that mate...Thanx for the tip tho

jsnfok
WA, 899 posts
24 Jul 2012 6:25PM
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kpb said...

Waiting4wind said...

kpb said...

Just recently used harness for the first time...I was told about Guy Cribbs "The Truth About Harness lines" so I used that to set up my lines it worked a treat.Now to work on not getting catipulted...


When you get catipulted just sheet in and look back around the mast. This will get you well on the way to learning your forward loops!



Will be a while before I can see myself doing anything like that mate...Thanx for the tip tho


It's easier then learning to carve gybe :)

kpb
QLD, 239 posts
25 Jul 2012 10:53PM
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From what I have read the carve gybe is pretty tough...The people that really have them wired make them look easy tho.

jasonc
WA, 41 posts
26 Jul 2012 3:21PM
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Yeah, the carve gybe is pretty tough really, there are a lots of different parts that must be right, but like most things if you use the right technique it is very, very easy. The forward loop, its true it is fairly easy, with the right technique.

powersloshin
NSW, 975 posts
26 Jul 2012 9:27PM
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Mobydisc said...

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So in conclusion though I was a bit skeptical about the elastic string as I didn't use it for a couple of years, I have to say it does work for me at least. I can also say the elastic and the sheet lasts reasonably well too over time.



Most recent big sails have a cotout and the clew is closer to the mast than the maximum width of the sail. in that case Guy recommends that you measure not from the clew, but from a point in between the clew and the maximum width

Mobydisc
NSW, 8375 posts
27 Jul 2012 8:26AM
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powersloshin said...


Most recent big sails have a cotout and the clew is closer to the mast than the maximum width of the sail. in that case Guy recommends that you measure not from the clew, but from a point in between the clew and the maximum width


Good to know. That would be a two person job. My current sails don't have the clew inserted too far into the sail.




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