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This owner's manual is provided to ease assem- bly, maintenance and use of your Prindle Catamaran. We believe these instructions portray the simplest methods. Do it our way the first time and learn from us. Then, if you discover a better method, feel free to tell us about it by fax- You may see your idea appear in the next edition of the owner's manual. We are sure you will enjoy your Prindle Catamaran and hope that this manual will make your enjoyment easier to come by. Make sure you join the Prindle Class Association - it's fun and it's free to any new owner of a Prindle...

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Prindle Catamaran Owner's Manual Tools needed: large screwdriver needle-nose pliers combination 1/2" & 9/16 box-end wrench adjustable wrench masking or duct tape silicone sealant Your Prindle Catamaran comes packaged in two hull containers, one large hardware box Place the two hull containers approximately 5 feet apart with stapled seams at the top of the cartons facing each other. This will insure that both hulls will be facing the same direc- Open the hull containers. Leave the hulls standing on the cardboard supports. Open the hardware box and familiarize your- self with the major parts...

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between it and the deck. Tighten all bolts down being careful not to overtighten the outside bolts on the rear crossbar. Leverage provided by a 6" long wrench is sufficient for proper tightening. Insert rubber plugs into holes in hulls. hole in the deck. Put some silicone sealant on your forefinger and reach through the hatch to put the sealant on the bolt where it enters the hull. Attach lock nut and flat washer to bolt inside hull using 1/2" box-end wrench. If you cannot reach the bolt, tape the nut to the wrench. Thread nut snugly to hull. Do not tighten until all bolts are snug. head...

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Tie a figure eight knot in the end of side lac- ing line (1/8" X 11') and begin lacing side of trampoline beginning at forward slot. Lace line up through deck, through forward loop and back down through deck. Proceed aft and tie off end. Follow same procedure for other side of trampoline. Stand at the back of the boat and tighten lines by bracing your foot against the rear crossbar for leverage. Pull as tight as possi- ble. Tie off lines under trampoline. Do not trim excess line as this leaves something to hold when retightening tramp. Tighten each side by using a pair of pliers or vice...

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Tie the block onto the side trampoline tab using a square knot. Use tab just forward of hatch for single trapeze and tabs just for- ward and aft of hatch for double trapeze. Slip tails of line under tab to hide and keep knot from loosening. Blocks should stand Lead shock cord through block, down through grommet by hatch and up through grommet and block on opposite side of tramp. Secure end until needed later. Attach a 3/16" shackle onto each jib bridle wire. Be sure pin handle is facing up so that it does not scratch trampoline. lead the other end through one set of double grommets at...

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Thread through blocks, through block, across tramp and through opposite jib block in opposite direction. Jib sheet should Hiking straps on trampoline are adjustable for personal comfort. People with long legs use the inboard look. Tie off onto a grom- RUDDER SYSTEM Open rudder box, it should contain: left and right rudder castings with tiller arms and complete workings installed and 2 rudder blades with lock pins attached. casting onto transom, make sure Prindle outboard side. Remove cotter from casting. with gudgeons Tiller Crossbar arms, remove tiller crossbar over tillers with bolt down...

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Remove lock- sion. Attach tiller crossbar locknut. Tiller poline easily. installed back- rudder cast- ings, untie bolt with lock- rudder blade between cast- Insert 1/4" bolt through casting and 1/4" hole in rudder blade. Replace locknut and tighten until rudder will just fall by itself. Do not overtighten as this will restrict rudder movement, to loose and rudder will be slop- py in casting. Thread downhaul and uphaul lines into rudder blade and tie off ends with a figure eight knot. Make sure the ends do not extend beyond the edge of the blade. Follow same procedure on both blades. Rudder...

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ders down. this measure- trailing edges. straight ahead. Measure from the centerline of the front edge of one rudder blade (22" up) to the centerline of the front edge of the other blade. Do the same with the trailing edges. If the distance between the trailing edges is greater than that of the front edges; length- en the tiller adjuster by unscrewing it. If the distance between the front edges is greater than that of the trailing edges; short- en the tiller adjuster by screwing it in. One complete turn is 1/16 of an inch. Attach adjuster end of tiller crossbar to tiller. Example: If the...

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To lower rudder, release uphaul line from jam cleat and pull ball at end of downhaul line until lock bolt engages spring loaded pin in rudder casting. In operation if the rudder is pulled up too far, the head of the rudder blade will hit the washers at the top of the casting. This could chip your rudder blade. To prevent this, tie a knot in pull down line about 3" from ball. Adjust position of know so that the raised rudder stops just short of hitting the wash- Prindle 15s and 18s: Masthead is assembled before shipping. your masthead, halyard wire casting (side with curf). Align sheaves...

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The adjustable forward bar can be length- ened or shortened to adjust the amount of "sweep back" the spreaders have. The more the spreaders are "swept back", the smoother the mast bend will be, even with tight diamond wires. However the more "swept back" the spreaders are the more they will get in the way of the jib while sail- ing. There is no "right" or "wrong" in the amount of "sweep back" - just personal pref- erence. Be sure both sides are adjusted to Diamond Wires turnbuckle studs should be started into same time. Place the diamond wire in the slot in the spreader tip with the nylon...

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