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 Post subject: Whats it for?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:48 pm 
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Been sailing my TI for 2 years now. Its a used 2012. But, I can't figure out 2 things:

1) What is the webbing loop (below the sail top just a few feet down) used for. They show it in the book but no name or use, least that I have found.

2) On the bottom of the rear akas, there are bungy cords. I would figure for paddle tie down, but the paddle clips are to one side of those bungies. Never did find a use for that either.


Also, my akas may a fair bit of noise when under a wind, creaking and such. Is that normal or do those hinges need to be replaced. Tried mounting a camera on the akas, but the noise ruins any video.

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 Post subject: Re: Whats it for?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:12 pm 
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1)-webbing loop was for the jib kit that was never released.
2)-bungee is for securing the folded aka/AMA to the hull. Clips onto a small bungee button near the mesh pocket.
Need more detail on the noise problem. Is it coming from the hinge itself or play between the hinge and the aka tube?


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 Post subject: Re: Whats it for?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:38 pm 
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Ah ha. Thanks. On #2 never thought of that, but good to know. I don't use dolly much, and just lashed the ama to secure, but now I will use that tool.

The noise is coming from the hinge area, kind of hard to tell really. There is some play on the hinges in rough water, but I watched other peoples videos and I generally see the same thing - akas flexing about. Really I was wondering if they needed replacement, but not much point if its normal. This is like describing a noise to my mechanic lol. Just got back from sailing, but going on a sailing road trip in a couple days, so will try to take note of exactly where noise is coming from and maybe video it.


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 Post subject: Re: Whats it for?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:46 pm 
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Spend a couple weeks sailing fresh for a change, but no more noise. Maybe it was salt residue in there somewhere, but I clean after every sail. Oh well. It will come back.


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