Dutchman Sail Storage System Manual
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pRV h LiftMartinus Van Breems Inc54A Beach Road Norwalk CT 06855Tel 2038380375 Fax AuF0YfabY k93SWMaODHM6Q kikib 73FZLMRQ3hKs Z65d5x3a0xlXz lbIQ1orVxQnT FPR wZeLnYrp7288P ft6XC7nreP SaDF7sbH1xX PMhO A 293JK 5D 0xw of 2Definitions 3Tools and Parts Required 3Installing Your Dutchman SystemCTL Line45Rig the the Topping the Sail11Adjuting the Topping Shooting GuideMartinus Van Breems Inc54A Beach Road Norwalk CT 06855Tel 2038380375 Fax 2038380377Your Guaranteean Breems Inc PO Box 2875 Saug Sta Westport Connectian Breems Inc reserves the right to change all prices hardware and to an Breems Inc Return of defective products should be accompanied by a lettergiving name address phone number date of purchase place of purchase and identification of installing company as well as an explanation of the defect or malfunction and thedent or subjected to unauthorized modification or repair Normal wear of wire or rope onThis warranty is in lieu of all other implied express and statutory warranties and guaranMartinus Van Breems Inc54A Beach Road Norwalk CT 06855Tel 2038380375 Fax Lifteffective products on the market and provide excellent customer service Let us know if you are not totally happy Ofproducts See our guarantee for more details Finally we know many of our sales come from customer for which we thank you very much in advanceYour system is supplied with a Type B or C Topping Lift This means the control lines are fastened to a Lift which works like a clothes line loop to allow the topping lift clamps to be moved up or down With the Bsystem you only rotate the Continuous Topping Lift to replace the control lines or if the clamp position needs to beadjusted Normally the lines are taped together to prevent them from rotatingThe C system uses ball bearing blocks at the top and bottom of the Continuous Topping Lift so it can be easily if you have a halyard style topping lift or for charter boats or yachts overWe recommend adding a halyard style topping lift if you want to make the sail easierto take on or off With a halyard style topping lift you only have to hoist up theweve learned a few things Again thank you and we look forward toCheck that you have the following parts Discs may have already been fastened to the tabs Normally the sailmakerwill make up the Continuous Topping Lift CTLts In some cases the control lines willAttach the control lines to the tabs2 832 SS machine screws with locking nuts2 of eachUsed to attach the control lines to the CTL2 machine screws with locking nuts4 of eachAttaches Jam Cleat or Jam Block to boom1 totalBlockTop of CTL1 totalBall Bearing block for top of CTL1 totalJam BlockBall Bearing block with cams to hold line1 totalSystem test and size of the control line is based on the system type and boat size The first number of the system refers to theSystem is for luffs up to 30 with 2 control lines When ordering replacement mono refer to your system number WeB System with Boom Topping LiftBoom Topping LiftTopping LiftCTL Continuous Topping LiftBoom Topping LiftA topping lift which is fixed to the masthead fitting There is usually an Topping LiftTopping lift is run over a sheave at the top of the mast Can be a second mainTopping LiftThe place on the topping lift where the control line should be attachedCTL ContinuousWhat the control lines are attached to With a halyard style topping lift one endlift line With a boom adjusted topping lift one end is fastened to the top of themast and the other end is normally attached to an adjusting line or block andTools and Parts Required2 Phillips screwdriver Vinyl tapeTopping LiftBoom Topping LiftHalyard Topping LiftThese instructions will take you through the entire process of setting up a Dutchman Sail Flaking System You will beyou need to do this step The summary briefly describes what you will be doing Have fun and please read theIf the topping lift pennant has already been made up usually it is on page 7 IfSummary Run the CTL line through the upper block and lower jam cleat or block then tie the two ends together witha square knot Next raise the sail and assemble the clamps with the mono Be certain the clamps are above theuppermost grommetsBoom Topping Lift1Rig a bosun chair and send a person toto the masthead Run line through blockLower chair2Cut line so both ends are as high aboveHalyard Style Topping Lift1Attach the block to the topping lift2Cut the line so both ends can just Fig 8 knot and3Apply tension to the line and rotate it back and forth Remove any twists which may develop4Attach Jam Cleat or Jam Block to end of boom or boom height adjusting line if a boom5 Thread aft side of line through Jam Cleat or Jam Block from aft forward6Tie the two ends of the CTL line together with a square knot Knot must be on mast7Put the square knot into the cavity in the center of one of the black nylon clamp8Aft side of line should be placed in the passage that runs along the straight side of the9Use the following instructions on Installing the Control lines to finish the CTLSummary You will be tieing a fig 8 knot into the end of the control line andassembling the clamps onto the CTL Line starting with the uppermost clamp and1If you are replacing the existing control lines mark the line at the jam cleat orjam block if not already donethe clamps then repeat for the rest of the clamps You will start replacing thecontrol line with the uppermost clamp and work down Leave the old lines run2Tie a figure 8 knot into the new monofilament control line Place the figure 8 knot with the3Attach the other half of the clamp using the screws and locking nuts Tighten the the main then pull the main sheet in tight If replacing theshould be snug not tight The jam cleat must be flipped over sothe line can rotate or if a C system pull line out of cams orswitch ratchet mechanism off Dont pull the line down too quickly5Rotate the CTL until clamp is above the forward row of grommets If you are replacing the mono rotate the old CTL until itsin the raised position Clamp must be above uppermost grommet of forward line With very large roach mains the upperclamp is above the uppermost grommet it does not have to beperfectly in line It helps if you can walkwill be able to return topping lift to this location in the future6Cut off mono 3 1m7Locate roughly where next clamp should go by sighting up aft row8Check position by rotating CTL until you come to the jam cleatblock mark Again clamp must be above uppermost grommet Drop9Skip to the section Running the Control Line on page 8 to conHalyard Topping LiftBoom Topping LiftRig the Continuous Topping Lift CTLSummary You installing the CTL by replacing the old pennant if a boom topping lift4Some twisting above upper clamp is unavoidable with a halyard style topping lift as a halyard topping lift itselfwound off If you have more than 23 twists in the CTL and the halyard does not work to the next section Running the Control Lines to run the control lines and finish the Topping Lift1Rig a bosun chair and send one person2Remove old pennant if rigged and replace3Remove any twists then attach the jamcleat or jam block to the end of the boom Halyard Topping Lift1Attach the jam cleat or jam block to theshould face forward towards the mastVertical rows should NOTEven number controlOdd number startSummary First loosely attach the discs to the tabs while the sail is1Count the number of fairleads in each vertical row All the rowsshould be either even or odd in number If this is not so contact us Next attach the discs to the tabs The nuts should2If there is an odd number of fairleads in the vertical rows start the control line through the fairlead from the oppositeside of the sail as the tab is on If there is an even number in the vertical rows start the control line on the same sidefairlead its easy to do1Insert the control line into the attachment tab Reach into the tab and2Tighten down the screws coil up extra mono and place inside taband close zipperSummary To check the adjustment of the system the sail must be fully raised with theThe topping lift clamps must be above the uppermost grommet and as in line aspossible It is ok if the topping lift clamp is above and forward of the or fairlead The clamp CANNOT be under the uppermost fairlead Ifor less playAdjust the Topping Lift Clamps1Raise the main Make it tight Slack the topping lift pull the mainsheetin tight then snug the topping lift From several boat lengths away ifpossible sight up the sail to determine how far the clamps should be moved2Rotate the CTL until you can reach the clamp If a halyard style topping lift3Loosen the clamp slide it up or down and retighten Recheck the positionthe CTL Line at the block with an indelible ink marker so you can rotate1Raise the main Make it tight Slacken the topping lift pull the2Loosen the screws Open the zipper and adjust the control line until there is3Tighten down the discs and check the tension again4Tie a knot at the end of the control line to keep it from pulling out of thetab Coil the mono push it into the tab and close the zipperIf the sail falls off the boom either the topping lift clamps are too low or theBoom Topping LiftIn general you dont do anything differently Using the system quickly becomes second nature and after a while youllthink every sail will flake itself on the boom Many customers tell us you only really appreciate the system after you goback to sailing on a boat that doesnt have it Just raise the sail and let off the topping lift as you normally would If thesail picks up the boom as its raised the last few inches you dont even have to slacken the toppinglift Unlike lazy jacks the sail cant catch on the control lines The control lines are as the sail is raised because the tabs will be allowed to stand up so theres nothingto adjust With the control lines slack there is no possibility of chafe The sail should bethe sail is not luffing Lower the mainsail and straighten the luff or forEspecially with a stiff main the sail will develop a memory after its usedout the sail the first few times and it will learn the correct way to flakethe flakes Then work from the back forward and straighten out the sail by tuggingoff the bow This will keep the boom clear of the cockpitIf you must drop the sail while running off the wind ease the mainsheet and ifpossible head up just enough so that the sail is luffing wind slightly ahead ofabeamtYour sail will last longer if you avoid putting sharp creases into it The Dutchmanallows the sail to flake in large loose folds which is why its better for the sailPage 11There is a very remote possibility that when running downwind a control line may bewind check how close the control line is to the spreader tip We try to keep the controlthis from happening Avoid uncontrolled jibs make sure your spreader tips are fair orRoller reefing only works with a C system Pull the CTL out of the cams or switch offSlab reef normally You usually do not need the intermediate reef points as the sailcant fall off the boom Were not big fans of single line reefing A separate forwardand aft line for each reef is much simpler cant tanglethe loads areoften cheaper Single line reefing will eliminate one line for each reef which wedont think is enough of an advantageWe strongly advise using forward reef lines instead of reef hooks as they are mucheasier to use in heavy weather In most cases you only need a pad eye a cleat andunder the reef The pad eye and cleat for each reef should both be on the same sidethe boom Check this before installing the pad eye and cleat You cansail keep its memory If possible do not roll the sail up which puts sharpwayThis is the best arrangement if you remove your sail periodically Otherwisewere able to pull out more than 3 feet 1m10cmmost fairlead and use this4 to tie on a nut stick washer or something similar which will prevent this end of the control line from pulling throughIn the spring reverse this procedure to run the control line You can also pull outthe control lines and tape them to the topping lift however this will cause moreAdjusting the Topping Liftsai You may want to give a tug on the control lines after you let off the toppingWith a halyard style topping lift the topping lift should be tensioned before the sail isSince the Dutchman has no moving parts the only maintenance required is periodic checks of the hardware CTL andmono for wear or UV degradation At least once a season check for wear chafe or the monofilament control line after 23 seasons or when it begin to show some wear Replace the control linesas per the size and length given in the specifications section You can purchase the mono from us one of our distributors or sailmakers or try a commercial fishing supplier Only use mono that has UV inhibitors most doWarning allow people to sit or hang off the boom Put the halyard on the boom if it must bear a load over 200 lbs 90around The A system with a wire penant topping lift is stronger and will not suffer UV degradation Dont pull theTape cordTrouble Shooting GuideSail falls off the boom around control lines There are 2 possible causes Either the topping lift clamp is underthe uppermost grommet or the control lines are too slack First check that the topping lift clamps are in the above the uppermost grommet See the section on Adjusting the Topping Lift Clamps page 7 If the clampsare in the correct position the control lines are too slack See the section on Adjusting the Control Line Length page 9Sail falls off boom between control lines does not flake neatly First are you allowing the sail to luff asyou drop it This is the most common cause Also bear in mind that the system works better in more wind so dont slowdown the motor If the sail is new see the section below Just installed the system Occasionally the control lineabout 65 or 2M while the typical spacing is around 5 or 15M If the spacing is over the maximum take a pictureof the sail up and down and measure the distance from the mast to each control lines to the clew and to the shroudor upper stay Sometimes you can add a third line If the sail is soft it will need more straightening than a stiff sail AJust installed the system and its not working We sometimes hear from someone who has just installed thesystem into a new sail They try it out at the dock without the sail into the wind and before the sail has any memoryIt wont be that impressive Allow the sail to luff when dropping it and use it for a few months The more you use it theit will learn the correct way to flake See the section on Lowering the Sail for more infoSail does not drop easily This is almost never the fault of the Sail Flaking System To check pull the lines out of thesail and try raising and lowering it or slide a fairlead up or down on the control line If the control line is old and dirtyclean or replace it Also check that the fairleads or uppermost grommets have no sharp edges or grooves Frictionand down easily and twist around freely If not which is very commonbearings wheels a full universal joint and a reasonable price Ball Bearing Track Systems also work well but arecan rub against the halyard turning blocks in short anything the line touches The sharper the turn the more worthCTL Twists Many lines are not true balanced braids in that they twist under load which can affect both the CTL lineTopping Lift for info on how to untwist A swivel will not help Another solution is to use the A system with a halyard styleThe lines make the sail dirty This can happen if the boat is near a source of pollution like an airport or powerplant Clean the lines periodically by dropping them down and wiping them with silicone spray This is easier with ahalyard style topping lift the best the sail cover which protects them and prevents dirt from running down the lines through the sailcover slit whenit rains You can also do this with an A system and a rigid vang or have the sailcover slit made more fill out and return this licensing cardThank you very much and please tell your friends about our productsI bought aDatePurchased FromMake Size Year of BoatName Home Port of BoatMy NameTel
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