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10th May 2007 02:56 PM
Guest
RE: Formula Sails- Nitro 2 or Tushingham Spitfire

It could be impossible without undoing the luff pocket seam if there are no zips or openings for that cam. I guess some spray on silicone lubricant could work but I havn`t tried it so I`m not much help there.
10th May 2007 02:16 PM
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RE: Formula Sails- Nitro 2 or Tushingham Spitfire

How easy is it to remove/replace the cams? The top one is quite a way up from the boom cutout. Is there a lubricant that could help rotation?
Steve
9th May 2007 12:06 PM
Guest
RE: Formula Sails- Nitro 2 or Tushingham Spitfire

Steve,

I would try putting in some cams from another sail. A smaller distance on the cam from the mast bearing surface to batten end should result in easier rotation.

Shane
4th May 2007 09:42 PM
Guest
RE: Formula Sails- Nitro 2 or Tushingham Spitfire

have used all the different spitfire's from 11.8 to 9.00.All very easy to rig and deffinatly better alround preformance than the Gaastra.
4th May 2007 07:44 PM
Guest
RE: Formula Sails- Nitro 2 or Tushingham Spitfire

I hava 2005 Spitfire 11,0m2. There is not as much tension needed for rigging as earlier Tushingham Formula sails, but some kind of tool is nice to have not to injure your back!
24th April 2007 10:22 PM
Guest
RE: Formula Sails- Nitro 2 or Tushingham Spitfire

That's good to know Steve. Some people say the the Tushinghams are really hard to pull over the mast because of lots of cam pressure. Maybe this doesn`t apply to Spitfires. What do you think of the performance of the Spitfire compared to the Nitro2?

Shane
24th April 2007 08:48 PM
Guest
RE: Formula Sails- Nitro 2 or Tushingham Spitfire

I own a Nitro 2 10.9 and Tushingham Spitfire 10.0. Both are fairly straightforward to rig but are 'old-fashioned' in that the mast is sleeved 'through' the 4 camber inducers (not snapped on after downhauling). The cams nearly always stay on during rigging (you have to be very clumsy to have a problem). As is the case with all large sails a lot of downhaul is needed. Both have triple pulleys in the tack. I manage without a downhaul winch, but they are a good idea. I have problems getting the inducers to rotate on both these sails after tacking/gybing - any advice out there?!!?
Steve GBR135
23rd April 2007 10:58 PM
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RE: Formula Sails- Nitro 2 or Tushingham Spitfire

By the way, I heard that Tushinghams can be difficult to rig. How do the Spitfires compare to other race sails (especially Nitro 2's) in this regard?

Shane
21st April 2007 12:03 PM
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RE: Formula Sails- Nitro 2 or Tushingham Spitfire

Thanks Remi.
20th April 2007 06:39 PM
Remi
RE: Formula Sails- Nitro 2 or Tushingham Spitfire

Hi Guest,

I use this sails before to go to Severne, and I prefer the Spitfire compare to the Nitro. The Tushingham have more power and more stable.

All the best
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