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Access 2.3 Rigging Guide

1) Shorebased Rigging

  • Remove boat cover
    Position boat head to wind.
  • Reefing clamp
    check it is loosened (its below deck on mast)
  • Lift out mast
    Remove sail cover. Re-step mast into boat. Don’t re-tighten reefing clamp at this stage.
  • The reefing line
    Position its knot fully forward/alongside mast, on the port side of centerboard (ie leftside looking forwards). Then check that its running freely through the block underneath seat.
  • Boom
    Slot onto mast. Note the two lines attached to the boom (clew outhaul and mainsheet).
  • Clew outhaul line
    Fasten it with a very short bowline onto hole at aft (back) end of boom.
  • Sail
    Unfurl the sail fully and fasten to shackle running on boom. Re-tighten reefing clamp to mast. Furl sail using the reefing line. Dont pull & push both sides of reefing line at the same time.
  • Mainsheet
    Rig pulley system in light winds as 2:1 (start mainsheet on block on traveler) or if windy as 3:1 (start mainsheet on boom, then take round traveler block). Check it is running freely, (eg not fouling clew outhaul). Attach tack string to gooseneck bobbin on mast (hint-the tack is near where boom fits onto mast).

2) Pre launch checks

  • Make sure
    Joystick, Paddle, Bailer and Rudder are on board.
  • Check
    That the steering lines pass under the joystick.
  • Check
    Aft mooring ropes, port and starboard are attached and easily accessible. These are essential as also used for towing
  • Check
    That the short pin is through the centerboard. And that the long pin is also on board

3) Launch boat and move to pontoon.

4) Completion of Preparations

  • Centre plate
    Lower with care, ensure fully down and put long pin in through hole at top of centre plate . Task requires someone strong to do it. (nb if it is dropped it may break). The hoist frame can be used (its kept in the Training Room locker).
  • Rudder
    Fit into stock ensuring that where marked front faces to the front. Fix in down position by looping bungy elastic over rudder.
  • Sail
    In light winds unfurl sail fully, using reefing line. If wind, only part unfurl sail.
  • Outhaul
    Pull line until sail setting best for the wind’s strength (eg fully out for strong winds), then fasten off on side of boom.

6) Assisting Disabled Sailors On Board

Before taking disabled sailors on board ensure that the boat is moored fore and aft.

Nb Maximum recommended weight: Single seat: 100kg / 220lbs

Wide seat: solo sailor – as for single seat tandem – 120kg / 275lbs.