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Severne Cyclops

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Created by Relapse 25 days ago, 24 Feb 2019
Relapse
VIC, 275 posts
24 Feb 2019 1:19PM
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Someone asked for a pic of my older S1 ground down pulley to make it work with the seriously good Severne Cyclops. I used a Dremel with the pictured brush styled sanding wheel to grind down the middle pulleys just enough to allow the down haul rope to squeeze through. You want it a snug fit so the rope doesn't jump pulleys when you're pulling down. Still works with the normal extension but you need a bit more care to stop the rope crossing.

So easy to rig and de rerig, don't know why someone didn't think of it before.

Basher
25 posts
4 Mar 2019 5:02AM
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It's perhaps worth pointing out that you don't actually need to do anything to older sails to use them with the Cyclops extension. The grinding down thing is a good tip but only if you want to use the extension with a loop.
You can of course just undo the end knot instead and reeve the rope the same way most extensions work.

I have taken the clear plastic handle off mine, and I tie a bowline knot loop to fit over the back of my hand each time when down hauling sails.
I can use the faster loop system with my newer (2019) sails but with the older sails you just take the rope tail through the left sheave and then back through the right sheave to give you the loop to hook over the rear sheave on the extension.

It's still pretty quick, and the new transverse alignment of the rear pulley on the extension still makes down hauling with 1 to 4 easy peasy.

If you can't tie a bowline knot then you can also downhaul with a rig puller or else use your harness spreader bar as a puller in the conventional way.

seabreezer
86 posts
5 Mar 2019 2:49PM
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How you doing Basher ... ? ..... using Facebook alot to windsurf chat these days ? forums are slow to dead these days ... (on a + note - my computer time has dwindled right down these days ... )

Basher
25 posts
10 Mar 2019 3:26AM
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One more thing to note about the Cyclops. This new extension comes with a metal spring clip collar which is fast - and good - to use. This replaces the pin and plastic collar adjustment - as seen on the Severne Grenade version I had before.

But the new collar system allows a lower setting on the tube of the extension and I have found I now need to set each sail with the collar one hole higher to get the extension I want for normal and maximum downhaul. So, where your sail says you need 12cms extension, you actually need to use the hole marked 14.

I am assuming other users will have found the same thing.

R1DER
WA, 1183 posts
10 Mar 2019 8:04AM
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seabreezer said..
How you doing Basher ... ? ..... using Facebook alot to windsurf chat these days ? forums are slow to dead these days ... (on a + note - my computer time has dwindled right down these days ... )


I noted a few years ago that seabreeze and other car forums im on have died down heaps with the increasing popularity of facebook. Can you recommend any good Facebook windsurfing groups ?

Faff
VIC, 633 posts
10 Mar 2019 6:21PM
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R1DER said..

seabreezer said..
How you doing Basher ... ? ..... using Facebook alot to windsurf chat these days ? forums are slow to dead these days ... (on a + note - my computer time has dwindled right down these days ... )



I noted a few years ago that seabreeze and other car forums im on have died down heaps with the increasing popularity of facebook. Can you recommend any good Facebook windsurfing groups ?


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