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Old 3rd April 2010, 09:14 PM   #1
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hello:

i have purchased a 10.0 and someone suggested easyuphaul "tool"
do people actually use this ??
and if so, i imagine it helps the back a lot ??

thx
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Old 4th April 2010, 07:19 AM   #2
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Hi Joe,
What mast are you using for your 10.0 m2 sail.
A higher carbon/lighter weight mast might help also.
The Easy- Uphaul is not a "tool".
It's simply an uphaul "system" with another loop part way up the
uphaul line that allows you to hook the uphaul on your harness and
simply leam back to bring your big sail out of the water.
Lot's of semi pro racers who use big sails also use the Easy Uphaul.
Hope this helps,
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Old 4th April 2010, 09:09 AM   #3
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Hi, Joe,

Thoroughly recommended by me. Started to use it on my 9.8 then got one for my 8.5. It completely breaks the suction of the water on the sail during light-wind uphauls. Totally overcomes back-strain. Hope this helps.
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Old 4th April 2010, 09:43 AM   #4
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I home made one by attaching an additional piece of uphaul rope about 2/3 down the normal uphaul. On this extension I tied a stainless steel loop, same sort of diameter as a tennis ball. With a bit of height adjustment I've gotten it about right.

Because I'm using it on a smaller, yet heave, race sail, 5.8 the time for which I can sit back once hooked in to pull up is slightly limited. But it feels really good just pulling on your harness to get the sail out of the water/empty the luff sleeve.

I think official ones are going for 30-40 USD so I decided to build one to give it a go. Definitely worth while on a bigger sail and I can't wait to use it for my 7.5 (also cambered and heavy).
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Old 4th April 2010, 10:42 AM   #5
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Have them on all my booms. I have a back issue and when I have to uphaul it helps me keep my back straight by using my weight instead of bending over and using my muscles.
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Old 4th April 2010, 02:14 PM   #6
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Use the EasyUphaul for cambered race sails with a seat harness. It certainly works from not being able to uphaul when the luff sleeve is full with water, and waves conspiring to keep the whole lot down there, to now being able to float the sail and steer the whole plot while getting it together for the next run and splash! Highly recommended.
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Old 4th April 2010, 02:25 PM   #7
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Hi All,

The new Race Up Haul from Star-Board help a lot to reduce back painfull, no need anymore to stress your back but jsut use your weight to up haul the sail.

All the best
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Old 5th April 2010, 06:00 AM   #8
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hello:

i do know it is not a "tool" :-)
someone called it as such and thought it redundant to say easyuphaul uphaul
am using a 10.0 with a luff of 536 on a 520/100% mast
as a race type sail with double luff it weighs 7.5 kilos !!
so, 30 to 40 dollars versus a sore back ?
sounds like an easy decision
i have had issues in big winds with 8.5 already, so ....
will try without, but intend to investigate availability n cost here

thank you all very much !!!!
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Old 7th April 2010, 05:51 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Remi View Post
Hi All,

The new Race Up Haul from Star-Board help a lot to reduce back painfull, no need anymore to stress your back but jsut use your weight to up haul the sail.

All the best
Remi, where in this website is that Race up haul thing you are talking about. That starboards offers???
Thanks
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Old 5th April 2010, 09:40 AM   #10
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does the easy uphaul work well with waist harness'?
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