"I did McGuiver my LJ. I used 7/64 dyneema and some little plastic blocks I had laying around. If you want dimensions let me know. "
Hunter216, Yes I am interested, as I believe many others here, in your enhancements of the 216, especially the Lazy Jack System to better control the mainsail...
You must be reading my mind.
Sailed twice last weekend with no wind! So no updates on tuning.
However Dropping the main is a pain with the size and girth of sail and fighting it for control and strapping bungee cords with ball ends around it is no fun.
I ordered a mast track slug to...
You are correct, I dry fitted the boom roll stop first and then removed it to drop the eye slug into the mast track for the Boomkicker mast attachment .
Then I reinstalled the rollstop eye slug and finished assembling the boom rollstop
A few questions:
1) Boomkicker’s website indicates the model to use is the 750, is this what you used? YES
2) What “model” of the seoladair fitting did you use? Standard Roll Stop Fitting
3) Having done the installation would you do it any differently? Nothing! I love every upgrade
4) Can you...
I took the Hunter out of a sail afterwards and it transformed the boat. My hunter went from a mud-duck, vague handling barge to a Olympic 470 on steroids! In 25 years of racing and sailing I have never spent so little time and money to gain so much performance with control!
The stock Hunter...
Attach the main halyard to the end of the boom and raise the boom. Slide and pine the two ends of the Boomkicker to the mast attachment and the boom attachment. Mount the lower purchase triangle plate to the mast bail and the upper Vang to the boom bail
Notice the original boom bail holes were 37 1/2 inches from the Gooseneck Pin. Newer boom bail holes are 42 1/2 inches from pin. Srew in the upper track into the boom.
Set the location on the middle hole
Tape a small wrench into the mast slot at about the mast rubber bumper to stop the eye slug. Drop the eye slug down the mast sail track opening. Stew the U flange into the slug. Add the bottom mount for the Boomkicker
Next upgrade will be the boomkicker.
But first we need to control the “sloppy boom” with a Seoladair roll stop fitting.
The roll stop greatly improves the boom response.
The kit uses an eye slug or mast fitting slide that drops down from the mast opening for the sail cars.
A hole is drilled an...
Great research on mainsail.
I will also get quotes.
Below is the first simple modification I accomplished. The Hunter 216 mast bumper is key for upwind close hulled pointing as the side stay tension is relatively low (another tubing discussion). The 216 mast really moves around, so the rubber...
Take a good look at the end of the retractable bowsprit for the spinnaker. Is that a roller?
I know because of our fractional rig with no backstay that we will have to develop a bowspirt system and incorporate an asymmetrical spinnaker. But I never thought about utilizing a roller...