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Post Options Post Options   Quote laser193713 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Feb 11 at 7:24pm
Or get down the gym!  Back to harnesses, i use a magic marine skiff lite which is an adjustable nappy, most people seem to say they are really uncomfortable but I have never had a problem with it at all.  Just make sure you "arrange" yourself well down below!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mister Nick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Feb 11 at 7:45pm
Originally posted by rickstar 1027

ive bourght one now the magic marine pro racer
also i know i shouldnt do this but i went out in my vortex on sunday and i could barly pull the main in so iwant to give it a higher ratio main block system any ideas at the minet i belive its a 1:4 ( the standard one anyway) help?

That's what I've got. Make sure you wear a rashie over the top of all your kit, because the amount of buckles and straps on that harness mean you'll get caught up really easily :( 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rickstar 1027 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Feb 11 at 9:04pm
yh thanks mister nick looks ok carnt wait to try it  also laser193713 'get down the gym'
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it was a force tops5 - midle 6
ive got a 1:4 and a huge sail area
im asking for help not sarcasm also i said id already bourght one so ....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote simonrh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Feb 11 at 9:07pm
It can be hard work when wind is up but I tend to find it then becomes a while body thing when you are on the wire (eg, use legs, back etc and not arms so much if" overwhelmed")
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Post Options Post Options   Quote laser193713 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Feb 11 at 9:37pm
it wasnt sarcasm, the main on the vortex is no bigger than say on a 700 or musto and they have the same 4:1 purchase on the sheet. Going to the gym is a serious suggestion as an alternative to spending money on changing your boat.

Also, as the thread is called "harnesses" i assume that the idea is that we talk about harnesses and not mainsheets. Forums are essentially a place to share ideas and find information, if someone searches the forum looking for advice on what harness to buy and come across this thread which is largely about something completely different it doesnt help them a lot.

Remember forums are a way to read what others have posted already, it is not always necessary to start a new thread asking a question which has perhaps been asked before.  Although in your case you do have a genuine and perhaps unusual (for this forum) situation with your age. Smile

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Originally posted by simonrh

It can be hard work when wind is up but I tend to find it then becomes a while body thing when you are on the wire (eg, use legs, back etc and not arms so much if" overwhelmed")

Yeah, this guy is right.

Just put one hand further down the main sheet, crouch, put the other hand into the same place as the other and stand back up again without moving your hands. Make your legs do the work :) I found that easiest when I crewed a tornado and we put the spinnaker up (the loads on the sheet are insane...) and I'm a similar age and weight to you.
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I despair- we give all this advice and it gets ignored. Especially the "hand on until the Dinghy Show and try them on there" bit. Why do we bother?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rickstar 1027 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Feb 11 at 3:15pm
hahaha this wont get ignorned im actually suprised so many people want to help :)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bryn_14 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Feb 11 at 5:46pm
If it's a sheet load problem, I'd go for the legs method Master Nick said. It works a treat on the I 14 kite, which in 20 knots probably has more load on it than your Vortex mainsheet. 

Going to the gym sucks. but I've found it's a necessary evil Does your school not have one?
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