Archive for the ‘8.4 settings’ Category

RS100 Tuning Guide now available

This tuning guide was written by Nick Peters of RS Sailing.

This comprehensive guide will not only give you specific tuning tips for the RS100, but it will provide some foundation knowledge behind the concept of the RS100 rigs and how the 8.4 and 10.2 are designed to behave differently.

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Control Settings

26/04/2010 5 comments

Hi all,

I thought I would try and help us all pull together some initial sail control settings data using the experience we are all starting to get.

I am looking at using a collaborative spreadsheet of some form, but the first thing we need to do is to agree a common way of measuring everything.

Below is my initial thoughts but I’m more than open to suggestions – majority rules (or maybe more like proportional representation but don’t tell theĀ conservativesĀ or labour that!).

I’ll give everyone a few days to comment on how to measure and then I’ll look at how we can all collaborate on settings. Obviously we’ll need a page for each rig.

1. Shrouds – Number of holes down

2. Ram – Use numbers already on ram moulding

3. Kicker – On or off! Not sure on this one

4. Outhaul – Cm’s of gap between sail and boom?

5. Downhaul – Off, part on, fully on!

6. Traveller – Length and length between hull and stopper (to signify amount of travel)



8.4 Traveller Settings & Stuff

23/04/2010 4 comments

For my 8.4 rig, I’ve slightly gone away from the ‘factory setting’ for the traveller and have adjusted the length and stop positions.

First signs after a few sails feels good but obviously only two boat tuning will really tell.

The ‘test 1’ markings show where I have lengthened / moved it to.

I’ve also added some markings to make the rake/ram settings more visible. Each marking is 1cm.

I seem to be getting some humming noises from the centreboard at low speeds. Is anyone else getting this? I don’t think it’s affecting performance but it’s a bit anoying!

Still enjoying the sailing and I’m always looking forwards to my next sail.