Self Tailing primaries

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Self Tailing primaries

Post by dixonwj » Sun Jul 13, 2008 3:27 pm

I was told that a class official ruled that self tailing winches are not class legal. True? Where does it say that? Can class officials just make up stuff like that on the spot?
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Post by Tom Elsen » Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:08 am

Could you care to elaborate on who is the source of this story and which 'class official' supposedly made the proclamation?
If possible please also include the likely state of intoxication of both at the time of the 'incident'.

And, yes, class officials can make up anything they want, regardless of the rules, regulations, applicable local, state and federal laws, maritime code, the laws of physics and all religious dogmas. :)
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Post by BarryE » Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:13 pm

Like I tell my students at school;
"I reserve the right to change the rules, at any time, for any reason, or for no reason, or just for my own amusement."

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Post by grandillusion » Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:30 pm

even if it was a rule I bet no one would ever protest you
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Post by dave » Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:23 am

Even if they weren't legal, as far as real world things go, why protest someone for making their tacks slower! Self tailers are ONLY [theoretically, depending on the trimmer] faster than non self tailers once they are properly loaded :wink:

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Post by Tim Bosma » Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:26 pm

The only thing gained by self-tailers is that you don't need a cam cleat on the seat back, jabbing into the main trimmer's lumbars....
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Post by Jeffrey » Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:16 pm

I believe Appendix A2.B.1 allows for this modification. Jeff Mootz #250
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dixonwj
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Self Tailing primaries

Post by dixonwj » Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:59 pm

Sorry, I've been side tracked. Cut the top off my boat at the mast base, picked out the rotten wood, glassed it back togeter.

Not currently interested in spending for ST primaries.

Dave Flechsig, Rooster Tail, #496 told me the story about showing up at a class event and being hasseled about ST winches.
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Post by fleck » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:52 pm

Oh, we'll still make fun of you, but it's not illegal. :lol:
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Self Tailing primaries

Post by dixonwj » Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:25 am

Laughed at is fine. Happens all the time. I don't want to spend a couple of Thou to reduce my boat's resale.
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Re: Self Tailing primaries

Post by dixonwj » Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:30 pm

I'm gonna do it. I have one ST winch bought off e-bay, one to go. Anybody have a sketch of or photo of a 7.9 with prmaries and secondaries? Anybody wanna buy 2 old non st lewmar 30's? Old Cam cleats?
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