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Home >> Technical >> can anyone help me rig a fireball???????
25/07/2009 13:18:40

Colin Macleod
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hi,
i am 14 years old have just bought my first fireball. is there anyone who could write instructions on how to rig it?
thanks



26/07/2009 19:05:19

Gavin Tllson
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where abouts in the country are you?



26/07/2009 21:12:40

Colin Macleod
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up in the western isles in scotland. what i meant was could anyone write instructions of how to rig it. if you could it would be great.



27/07/2009 08:06:09

Nick Hurst
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Colin,

Check out the Technical section of this site, under 'TGhe Fireball'. There's loads of useful info and there are links to the Draycote Water SC site which has loads, too. Hopefully these sites will help, but if you have further specific questions we'll be glad to help. Good luck.



27/07/2009 09:26:30

Ian Lamont
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Hi Colin,

I would echo the advice to check out draycotewater co uk as their rigging section gave me most of what I needed.

Also check out their forum as I have a recent post there that answered a number of specific questions.

Regards, Ian



27/07/2009 13:41:52

Colin Macleod
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thanks for that guys. that should help alot



20/08/2009 17:52:40

Greg Byrom
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Hi Colin,

You've probably already seen this but Rob Granville posted this after your request for rigging instructions so have a look at this thread: http://www.fireballsailing.org.uk/forum/forum_view.php?message_id=57

I would be careful though - depending on the age of your wooden boat the hull may not be able to take all the stresses that the normal rigging methods will put on it. I sail K11 so I know!

For me, the basic rule of thumb is, the more controls you can put on where all the stress is taken by the base of the mast (where it's strongest), rather than the hull, the better. So, loads of purchase on everything that's led back to the helm along the CB casing is good - otherwise you stress the hull too much. And don't put a strut or chocks on old wooden boats as the hulls were never meant to take it.

Good luck!

Greg.  



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