Have had several problems with stretching of the elastic tension cord.
It stretches out so tension is not sufficient on the drum. Visually it
doesn’t appear damaged. Is there any rule of thumb of how often it
should be replaced ? Is there any source of a bulk purchase of similar
material. We have 15 boats now and purchasing from Radio Sailing is not
all that expensive, would be nice to just be able to have a large spool
of it for the club members to use.
Just got my boat on Monday. When I sail it, the line keeps coming off of the drum because of lack of tension – the line “unrolls” off of the drum. The line that came with the boat is not elastic – but this post indicates that the line is supposed to be elastic. Can anyone tell me if the line that goes around the drum is supposed to be an elastic line? If not, then how do I increase the tension on the line returning to the drum so that it will not come off while sailing. Thanks.