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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:53 pm 
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Can anyone identify this gadget on my forestay adjuster?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:09 am 
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yeah, I can't figure out how to attach one..... I have a thin piece of aluminum pinned in my forestay adjuster that looks like a big J hook. It appears that it could pin into two holes top and bottom of the adjuster and make a loop about 6"-8".
I will try to post a picture.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:41 pm 
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Image posting FAQ: http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=8574

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:07 pm 
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Part of an old wind indicator holder.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:40 am 
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https://flic.kr/p/KxB5J2

ImageUntitled by shane mccoy, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:01 am 
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There you go... I edited and used the BB Code option and simply copied and pasted their code related to the image.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:02 am 
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That is a funky piece of hardware. Not in the best place for a wind vane. Better if out front. Maybe a camera mount? I'm stumped.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:43 am 
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I'm still not getting the images to paste. What exactly do you copy when viewing the image in flikr?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:55 am 
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On Flickr... click the "Share" arrow icon below the image... then select "BBcode" as the option top of the image. Then simply Copy their code and paste into the forum post. Do not add any other code options that the forum offers. Their code works.

Looks like this (I turned of BBcode ["Disable BBCode" checked] for this post to display the code rather than the image):

[url=https://flic.kr/p/KxB5J2][img]https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8463/28580997213_da04794a16_z.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/KxB5J2]Untitled[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/146364400@N03/]shane mccoy[/url], on Flickr

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:01 am 
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ImageUntitled by shane mccoy, on Flickr
another view, like I said it fits perfectly in top and bottom holes of forestay adjuster to form an odd J loop


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:05 am 
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Can your turn it around to point forward? That would make more sense as wind indicator (bridle fly) mount. Sticking forward in clear air.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:17 am 
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I'm sure you can turn it around. Not sure if I put it on that way or it was that way when I bought it. I've been restoring the boat and have taken some stuff apart.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:15 am 
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I'd take it off. Get a real wind vane.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:34 am 
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Yes, I have one of those new in the package. I just hadn't seen anything like this on the market.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:12 pm 
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I really don't know what it is.

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