Jib Halyard Fine-Tune
For cranking up the luff tension in fresh wind, the Viper's jib halyard is deflected through a 8:1 fine-tune. The double-ended system uses Micro Carbo Cams with X-Treme Angle fairleads, making it easy for the forward crew to adjust without leaving the rail
The 2:1 ratchet-controlled jib sheet runs through Carbo T2s on the clew to low-profile pinstop cars for trim angle adjustments. In addition to moving the cars forward to round the foot of the jib, Viper sailors can also improve light-air performance by removing the top batten to keep the leech open.
The Viper cockpit is very clean with a gnav in place of a traditional vang. The new 8:1 Harken gnav replaces the slider system with a captive bearing car designed for compression loads. The Harken HC8418 utility car removes most of the friction to make the system more powerful, reducing the need for a very high purchase, and making it far easier to use under load.
Boat Specifications Length Overall: 21ft 4 in (6.40 m) Length Waterline: 19 ft 1 in (5.7 m) Beam: 8 ft (2.4 m) J: 8.3 JSP: 14.3 I: 21.8 ISP: 23 P: 25.6 E: 10.0<
Displacement:749 lb (340 kg) Ballast Lifting Bulb Keel: 271 lb (123 kg
Sail Area Main/Jib:
252 sq. ft (23.4 sq. m) Spinnaker:425 sq. ft (39.4 sq. m)
Designer: Brian Bennett, Kiwi Yacht Design Builder: Rondar Boats