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Old 05-04-2020, 05:29 PM
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I purchased a Joysway Orion for my son to sail while we are out on the lake. He is is sailing lessons and I know how to sail as well, however the directions/instruction on this sailboat are not great, and that is putting it nicely. They market this as RTR and it is far from that.

I was able to rig the mainsail with no issues, but I am at a loss when rigging the jib. I have searched youtube and google images hoping to find images of others that are rigged....and I have a couple....but they both had the jib rigged differently, go figure.

If anyone has this boat and would be willing to snap a few images of how to properly rig the jib it would be appreciated, thank you!
Old 05-06-2020, 12:30 AM
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A few minutes in (after 4 minutes), you can see how it works. The string from the winch, having gone to the stern and through the pulley block, terminates in a block. A line goes from that via deck eyes to the main. Hopefully yours does that. The jib is connected to the same block so that both sails pull in / let out together. To help keep lines where they should be in light airs, there is an elastic line that keeps tensionin the deck pulley and winch. This goes from the splitting block to somewhere at the front end of the deck.
A member of my club has one which sails very well, but at the moment we are under lockdown rules, so going to get pictures is not an option. The rigging is a very common model yacht setup, pictures of almost anything showing the area will suffice. The instruction manual is a bit lacking in this area.
Several full size sailers are used to a loose footed jib that needs coaxing when tacking. The boom footed jib of model yachts allows self tacking, and the full size sailers get confused by this. They tend to think themselves into problems that don't exist.
Old 05-17-2020, 06:08 PM
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Remember the elastic cord sheet tensioner will be stretched tight when sheets are in. If you store it this way, the tensioner will stretch and fail after awhile. I store and carry the boat sheeted out all the time.
Old 05-18-2020, 01:44 AM
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On my boats I arrange my tension line with a hook so that it can be easily unhitched beween uses.
I also tend to use elastic bands from the stationary store. 1 for a large bag of light ones which will probably last longer than the shop I got it from. They don't last as well as the "official" item, but then again, I fit the boat out for very few pennies at each change.

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