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Original Farr 6000 Owners Manual

This edition produced by the Farr Trailer

Yacht Association for use by its members

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fibreglass dinghies in a small Glen but planned growth and their
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are simple — to built top quality boats
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a range of 17 different models. boats must stand the tests of quality,
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How was your
Farr 6000
Thank you Built ? fibreglass strand, woven roving and
For a better understanding of your
new Farr 6000 we would like to resins to ensure superior strength,
For displaying your confidence in us this manual is to inform and describe, briefly, Sea Nymphs safety and maximum finish. Only
by selecting a Sea Nymph Farr 6000 familiarise both the novice and the construction methods. The Farr 6000 marine quality plywood is used for
boat. The designer Bruce Farr and seasoned skipper with his new is manufactured on a station to reinforcement and all structural
the staff of Sea Nymph Boats Ltd equipment. It will not tell you station assembly line method (the wood components are completely
everything there is to know about boat moves to the worker) to
have utilised their skills to ensure sealed in fibreglass resins. All
trailer yachting but the information in increase efficiency and assure top
that your new Farr 6000 excels all this manual combined with a little rigging, deckhardware, sails and
quality control. Component parts are
other boats in its class in safety, common sense will enable you to equipment are of top quality and
pre-assembled in Sea Nymph's own
comfort, performance and have many seasons of maximum fibreglass, upholstery, engineering, have been selected for strength and
workmanshi p. In the foll owi n g pleasure with minimum effort. You spar and woodshops, then installed durability. Every Farr 6000 is subject
sections you will find much have chosen your craft wisely and on the assembly line. This allows to the same strict quality control and
information and many hints that will we wish you many years of boating maximum quality control over each boat is weighed on removal
help you to become more familiar pleasure. componen t items as well. Sea from the mould to ensure it complies
with your Farr 6000. The purpose of Sea Nymph Boats Limited Nymph use only first quality with the weight tolerances allowed.
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Farr 6000 General
Owners Maintenance
Association of your Farr 6000
boat and trailer

Why join the Owners Association? Your Farr 6000 has been built in top repair can normally be done by the
enjoying family outings, exchanges inexperienced.
You as a Farr 6000 owner bought quality materials — so you own a
of information, social activities and a Scratches
your boat with one thing in mind — boat requiring a minimum of
chance to compete in races, If the scratch does not penetrate
to have fun — and so did every other maintenance — however the future
enhancing your sailing ability and deeply into the gelcoat surface use a
Farr 6000 owner. Therefore you all value of your boat will certainly
giving you further sailing enjoyment. rubbing compound. Dampen a soft
have something in common. As you depend a great deal on its
The Farr 6000 Owners Association rag or use a power buff. Apply the
sail your boat more you will discover appearance. For best results follow
has a basic consideration:- "To rubbing compound and a lot of
that you can have a lot of fun sailing these recommendations.
extend each owners enjoyment of elbow grease. The scratch may not
with other Farr 6000's whether Gelcoat finish maintenance
his Farr 6000 through organised disappear completely but its
racing around the bay together or 1. After use in salt water hose your
family orientated sailing activities, noticeability will decrease.
exchanging ideas around the Farr 6000 off with fresh water as
social activities and exchanges of
barbeque on the beach. The next soon as possible preferably drying Gouges and chips
natural step is to get together The Association aims to encourage with a chamois leather. This To repair simply supply your Farr
periodically to fully enjoy your Farr the establishment of local fleets removes salt from the fittings and 6000 marine dealer with the serial
6000. The Owners Association offers where possible and will encourage maintains the high gloss finish of number of your boat and he will
you a chance to meet new friends the organisation of regional and your deck and hull. obtain the correct colour of gelcoat
with a common interest and provides National regattas. 2. Periodically polish your Farr 6000 patch paste and catalyst for you.
the opportunity of periodically with a good quality marine wax or Then adopt the following procedure.
The Association is run by the owners car polish to protect the gelcoat 1. Clean the area to be repaired of
participating in organised activities for the owners. surface. dirt, gelcoat flakes, oil etc.
3. If you cannot store your boat 2. Using a small portion of patch
under permanent cover a loose paste on a piece of cardboard or
cover to protect the gelcoat from flat wood, mix in thoroughly the
continuous direct sunlight would recommended proportion of
be a good long term investment. catalyst.
Gelcoat staining and 3. Apply the patch paste to the chip
discolouration Any problems of or gouge with a razor blade or
staining or d i s c o l o u r a t i o n o f small putty knife taking care to
g e l c o a t c a n generally be removed match the contour of the area
by one of the fibreglass cleaners being repaired. (It is better to
available. For best results follow the have more than not enough paste
manufacturers recomm endations. on the repair).
If in doubt c o n t a c t y o u r 4. If the repair is underneath the
m a r i n e d e a l e r . Repairing boat or in an awkward spot a
Gelcoat chips, gouges, scratches piece of sticky tape may be
It is almost unavoidable that during required to hold the patch paste
the life of your boat damage will in position until it hardens.
occur to the gelcoat or coloured 5. Allow to harden thoroughly. In
surface. This is normally not as most climates 1 to 2 hours should
serious as you might think. Materials be sufficient.
for repair are not costly and the 6. Shape the patch using fine wet
3 4
General Maintenance Cont. General Maintenance Cont.

sand paper on a sanding block working order. stain has been present for some clean and wash with very hot
taking care not to rub the Silicone spray on the luff groove of time. water. Wipe with a cloth moistened
surrounding gelcoat areas to any the mast will make for easier Method B. Apply methylated spirits with methylated spirits, then with
great extent. hoisting of the mainsail. alone, by swabbing with cotton wool warm soapy water.
7. Finish using automotive rubbing Sails (do not rub too severely or the print Battery acid: Battery acid is a severe
compound in the same manner If possible fold your sails before may be removed). Follow by washing corrosive agent which may destroy
as for scratches. bagging them. This minimises with soap and water if the stain is the surface of your fabric or
8. Restore the shine with a wrinkling and helps the set. Try not seen to within one hour of permanently stain it. Apply ammonia
recommended car or marine to bag wet sails. If you cannot find occurrence. After one hour Method quickly to the acid to neutralise it.
polish. anywhere else to dry them spread A is recommended as the surface of Wash with warm, soapy water.
NOTE:- IF YOU ARE IN DOUBT as them out inside the boat if they are the stain is removed using Always dilute the acid quickly.
to the extent of gelcoat damage or damp and not in use. A periodic methylated spirits. Liquor and Fruit Stains: Wash
you suspect that the fibreglass hose with fresh water will help to Lipstick, Shoe Polish: With a dry rag stained area with very hot water and
beneath the gouge may be damaged keep your sails in good condition. carefully remove as much of the allow to dry thoroughly. Wipe with
consult your Farr 6000 marine dealer Have any small rips or tears repaired stain as possible. Gently wipe the clean cloth moistened with
before attempting repairs. immediately they are noticed before affected area with a cotton cloth methylated spirits. Do not use warm,
Woodwork maintenance they become large rips and tears. moistened with methylated spirits. soapy water as this sets the stain.
The exterior handrails, hatch covers, Vinyl upholstery Follow by washing over with warm Ice Cream: Try warm, soapy water.
tiller and interior ladder are painted Resistance: All vinyl coated fabrics soapy water. Prompt attention will If not successful, wash repeatedly
with a top quality marine varnish are remarkably resistant to most minimise any discolouration. with very hot soapy water, then
before leaving the factory. They will stains. A sponge dipped in warm, Butter: Easily removed by warm cold water. Wipe with a cloth
periodically need recoating and the soapy water and wiped over lightly soapy water. If left longer than a moistened with methylated spirits,
following procedure should be will remove most marks easily. couple of days severe stiffening of then warm, soapy water again. Stain
followed. However, a few substances when the vinyl occurs. may
1. Wash to remove all salt and dry spilt or smeared on vinyl coatea Tomato Sauce: A mild staining become permanent unless removed
thoroughly. fabrics will stain unless care is taken agent, easily removed by warm quickly.
2. Sand lightly with a fine grade of promptly. In all cases, the faster the soapy water up to one week after Tar: Tar is virtually impossible to
dry paper. stain is attacked, the easier it will be occurrence. remove if left for any length of time.
3. Apply 2 to 3 coats of any to remove. Whenever removing any Chewing Gum: Set the gum hard Quick action with a little kerosene or
recommended marine varnish stain or mark, always wipe from the with ice then scrape clean. Wipe mineral turpentine on a clean cloth
with a light sand between coats. outside of the stain towards its with methylated spirits, then with is recommended. Then wash with
Rigging centre to avoid spreading it. warm soapy water. warm, soapy water.
It is a natural tendency to forget to Ballpoint Pen Ink: Method A. Make Blood: Cold water will remove blood Paint: While the paint is still wet or
look at your rigging until something a paste with Fuller's Earth (Available stains if applied immediately. If tacky, apply mineral turpentine with
wears out completely. Make it a from local Chemists) and a marks persist, use ammonia. Then a clean cloth. Wash with warm,
habit to check rigging screws, household bleach, mixed with a few wash with warm, soapy water. soapy water. Again, immediate
shackles, and mast fittings each time drops of methylated spirits. Apply to Chocolate: Remove excess action is essential as dry paint
before you sail. A periodic spray with the surface of the stain and allow the chocolate and wipe over with a cloth cannot be removed without
"CRC" or similar lubricant on rigging paste to dry for 3 hours. Remove moistened with methylated spirits. damaging the fabric.
screws, snap shackles etc. will keep with soap and water. More than one Wash with warm, soapy water. It is important to note that no
them corrosive free and in top application may be needed if the Toffee: Scrape the stained surface abrasive cleaners or cleaning agents
containing solvents other than those
General Maintenance Cont. General Maintenance Cont.

recommended should ever be used under the keel and not the side
on vinyl coated fabrics. Misuse of support pads which are for How to back up a trailer:- We will
solvents can permanently damage stabilising the boat only and attempt to show you how it is done in
the fabric's finish. Brand-name should be set approximately 1/4" pictures. However, practice makes
cleaners are effective only if used from the hull to allow for easy perfect, so we suggest an empty
strictly in accordance with their launching. supermarket parking lot can be the Backing to right

instructions. 1. Periodically check that your biggest benefit.

Trailer wheel studs are tight. Remember Note: When backing, be sure to
A. Trailer maintenance:- Your Farr — It is human nature to overlook a have a lookout — your visibility may
6000 trailer is either of modern trailer which is out of sight be severely impaired.
aluminium construction or beneath your boat. Your boat and 1. Turn the front wheels of the car
galvanised steel. In either case the trailer weigh almost one ton the opposite direction from which Backing to left
following check list should be when tow ed behind your you want to go.
followed to maintain your trailer in vehicle. For your own and 2. Once turn is started, follow the
top condition. everyone elses safety a trailer as you would normally
2. It is essential that the wheel roadworthy trailer is essential. backing the car.
bearings are kept well greased at B. Trailer use 3. When rounding turns on
all times. 1. When towing your Farr 6000 long highways or streets, do not cut
3. Hose your trailer down with fresh distances remember to ease the corners. Following thru turn
water after salt water use. keel winch off so that the weight 4. Equip your vehicle with a left
4. Before towing check tyre of the keel rests on the trailer and hand mirror — a real benefit when
pressures and tread, lights and is not suspended by the wire passing and parking.
warrant of fitness, and only.
registration. 2. Check that the trailer safety
5. Periodically check that the side chain is connected and that the
supporting pads are correctly rudder, outboard motor, fuel
adjusted. NOTE The total weight of tank and pop top are securely
the boat must be supported by the fastened.
centre rollers of the trailer 3. Always use a safety line from
the boat to the trailer when
trailering t h e b o a t o r
l a u n c h i n g o r retrieving.

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Safety features Safety
of the Farr 6000 at sea

From conception safety was the top Built in Buoyancy:- The hull contains While sailing is generally a safe HAVE you?
priority in the design brief for the Farr 3 separate areas of built in closed sport, like any other activity
6000. As a result the design cell foam buoyancy totalling 20.16 carelessness or lack of knowledge 1. Checked the weather
incorporates the following built in cubic feet which makes the Farr can be dangerous. A little common forecast and tides?
features which make for an 6000 unsinkable. sense and attention to a few 2. Advised somebody ashore of
extremely safe yacht. Non Skid Deck:- Ample non skid precautions go a long way towards your intentions?
Hull stability areas on the decks provide safe protecting your safety in anything you 3. Sufficient life jackets of the
The hull form is beamy with surface for moving about the boat. do, including sailing. correct size for all aboard?
powerful stern sections which give Wrap around externally mounted New Zealand and Australian waters 4. First Aid Kit and knowledge
excellent stability both when the windscreen provide you with some of the best of how to use it?
boat is at rest and under sail or The screen is amply supported boating playgrounds in the world. So 5. Anchor/Chain and sufficient
power. behind with fibreglass pillars and is that you may obtain the maximum warp?
Self righting capabilities mounted on the exterior face of the pleasure from them and keep your 6. Correct clothing and
The self righting capability of the Farr cabin sides so that it cannot be boating as it should be — trouble free protective gear for all weather?
6000 is very high compared to other driven into the boat in adverse — we would strongly recommend that 7. Ensured that your boat is not
trailer yachts. The hull design together conditions. you use the following check list overloaded with people or
with the ballast ratio (Cast iron Self draining external anchor locker BEFORE you launch your boat. unnecessary gear?
aerofoiled plate 95.25 kgs (210 Ibs) The anchor locker is situated 8. Suitable Fire Extinguishers?
and internal lead ballast 147.42 kgs externally for easy access and has a 9. Radio Transmitter, or Flares
(325 Ibs) total ballast 242.67 kgs (535 self drainer to remove excess water. or Flag to attract attention
lbs) gives the following self righting (Always secure the end of the warp should assistance be
moment. on the bollard). required?
with plate up 35.83 kg (79 Ibs) Self draining cockpit 10. Secured the bung?
with plate down 47.62 kg (105 lbs) The cockpit floor has two separate 11. Bucket, pump or bailing
self drainers through the transom. device?
Note:- The self righting test is done by 12. Tool Kit?
Be sure that they are kept clear at all
measuring the amount of upward pull 13. Some form of auxilliary power.
when the boat is in a horizontal (Outboard, paddles, oars)?
The Farr 6000 has been classified by
position. The measurement is taken on 14. Sufficient tools to carry out
the New Zealand Trailer Yacht
the mast at a point 7.01 metres (23 minor repairs to rigging and
Association as an Approved Trailer
feet) up from a point halfway between motor?
Yacht. It has been approved for
the cabin sole (floor) and cabin top. 15. Complied with all relevant
categories 4, 5, & 6 of the NZ Trailer
Yacht Association Safety Standards regulations and
and with the additional of the recommendations of
appropriate safety equipment it can Harbour and Coastguard
comply with Category 3. authorities?
16. Familiarised you and
your crew with the area
where you intend sailing
(and checked charts)?

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Safety at sea Cont. Launching
and retrieving
your Farr

When At Sea Remember — non-swimmers are aboard. Safety One of the most important factors DANGER:- BEWARE OF
harnesses are an excellent additional contributing to an enjoyable outing OVERHEAD WlRES!
safeguard. Learn to manoeuvre your in any trailer borne craft is a quick
1. To know and obey the rules trouble free launching and retrieving.
of the sea and local bylaws boat under sail, rather than rely on a. Raise the mast and rig the
the motor. With a little planning, preparation, boat (Refer to page 16 for
2. To keep a good lookout and practice the exercise can be
Should you be unfortunate enough detailed rigging
3. To know the distress signals made simple and efficient.
to suffer a mishap whilst at sea instructions).
4. Do not mix alcohol and always follow the cardinal rule of the We list below some hints which will b. Check that the rudder is
boating sea — STAY WITH THE BOAT. lt is help towards a trouble free in place.
easy to see and it will not sink. Do launching or retrieving.
lf in rough or open sea fix the Launching:- c. Rig mainsail and jib and
not try to swim for safety. attach halyards and sheets so
sideboards in place, secure the 1. Check the weather forecast and
For a detailed summary of safety that these sails are ready for
forward hatch and tie down the wind direction.
equipment required to meet the immediate hoisting (Refer to
poptop. lf conditions are worsening 2. Check the tide.
various categories under the New page 23 for detailed
always reef early. The reef can 3. lf possible select a launching
Zealand Trailer Yacht Association instructions).Lash them down
ramp which is sheltered from the
always be removed again. Do not SAFETY STANDARDS we refer you with easily released ties.
prevailing wind and has ample
hesitate to wear a lifejacket if to these regulations a copy of which d. Take weight of keel on
water. lt is obviously easier to
conditions are rough or if are supplied with each boat. t h e winch again (but
launch and retrieve when the
wind is blowing offshore. remember never to overwind
winch or you may break the
4. lf you have no alternative but to hoist wire).
launch into an on shore wind the e. Remove numberplate and
following hints could be of use. lights from the trailer.
a. lf you have an auxiliary motor f. Undo trailer tiedown straps.
load your passengers aboard g. Stow all personal gear in the
and motor off the ramp prior to boat in its proper place so
hoisting sails. that you do not have loose
b. lf you have a dinghy and there gear lying about after
is a pile offshore a line rowed launching.
out around the pile will enable
you to pull the boat into h. Attach a launching line to
deeper water prior to hoisting the forward cleat
sails. Alternatively an anchor (approximately 6 to 8
can be rowed out and used in metres) so that the boat can
a similar manner. be controlled from the shore
5. Launching procedure. For a after launching.
trouble free launching ensure that i. Check the bung.
everything possible is readied on j. Posting one of your crew as a
the boat before commencing to lookout back the boat
launch. down the ramp and as far
into the water as possible
a. Locate and park in the correct without endangering car.
rigging area. Before leaving the vehicle
11 make sure the hand 12
Launching Cont. Retrieving

brake is on securely and the p. Hoist your mainsail first. Your wind and lower and furl securely some considerable momentum after
vehicle is in first gear. Farr 6000 will sail well under the main and jib. the sails have been dropped so do
k. While one person holds the main alone and you can hoist 4. Wind up the keel. The not leave the jib hoisted too long. For
launching line disconnect the the jib in your own time. winch is powerful and overwinding an offshore wind the keel and rudder
safety rope on your boat and q. Lower the keel and rudder when the keel is fully up can must obviously be left down until the
the winch hook from the towing damage your wire. Tighten up only last moment and the sails eased and
blade when water depth
eye. finger tight on the handle. the boat brought head to wind right
permits and secure rudder on the ramp. For the beginner we
l. Push the boat off the trailer. At 5. Release the rudder clamp and
clamp and holding down lines. rudder tiedown cord so that the would recommend that you practice
most ramps the boat will roll off
the trailer very easily. lf rudder can be raised when this manoeuvre on an empty ramp
necessary use the tiltboom required. on a light day until you have
mechanism on the trailer to 6. Approach the ramp slowly under perfected the timing.
give a higher launch angle.
m. Leaving a crew member to
Retrieving motor with a crew member
stationed on the bow to fend off.
Retrieving on to trailer:-
1. Back the trailer into the water
hold the boat off the ramp This is largely common sense but 7. Raise the rudder blade clear of leaving vehicle in gear and
park your car and trailer in the once again the method of approach the water in adequate time to handbrake securely fastened.
authorised parking area. Think is effected by the wind direction. prevent it hitting the bottom and 2. Release winch wire until it can be
of your fellow boaties and Do Whatever the wind direction if you cleat the holding cord on the hooked through the towing eye
Not leave your vehicle in a use an auxiliary motor it is obviously tiller. and wind the boat on to the
position which will hinder others easiest to approach the ramp under Note: When approaching a ramp, trailer.
launching. motor power only. The correct wharf or other boat it is always wise lf necessary use the tilt on the
n. At this point you are ready to procedure for this is as follows. to approach SLOWLY and under trailer for ease of retrieving.
depart. lf you are on a busy 1. While still sailing lower the control, but always keep enough way 3. IMPORTANT Attach a safety line
ramp get clear as soon as outboard bracket and start the on for manoeuvering. from the boat to the trailer before
possible to allow others to auxiliary motor. Approach Under Sail pulling up the ramp. Otherwise
launch. 2. Allow the boat to come bow to lf you choose to approach under sail should your winch, wire, or hook
with an on shore wind it is break half way up the ramp you
recommended to drop and furl the could quite easily end up with the
mainsail prior to approach. The run boat falling on to the ramp. lt is a
in can then be made under jib only, recommended practice to always
following a similar procedure as that use a safety line from the boat to
recommended for a motor approach the trailer when trailering the
except that care should be taken to boat.
see that the jib halyard and sheet are 4. When trailering always ease off
clear so that the sail can be dropped the keel winch so that the weight
quickly and efficiently when required. of the keel rests on the trailer and
Remember that a moving boat has is not wholly taken by the wire.

Recommended Assembly
on board and rigging
tool kit instructions 13

and spares
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1. Spare shackles
2. Spare lengths of cord and ropes
3. Spare navigation light bulbs
4. Torch and spare batteries
5. Pliers, spanners, screwdriver,
vicegrips, hacksaw
6. Outboard tools e.g. sparkplug,
plug spanner
7. Spare keel winch wire
8. Lubricating oil
9. lnsulation tape
10. Spare sail battens
11. Tube of sealant
12. Spare rigging screw barrel
13. Spare anchor and warp

Hull, Deck and Rig details are

as follows:
(1) Hull
(2) Deck (11) Reef points
(3) Window (12) Battens
(4) Keel (13) Mast
(5) Rudder (14) Forestay
(6) Mainsail cunningham (15) Jib
(7) Boom yang (16) Side stays
(8) Mainsheet (17) Lower stays
(9) Main Boom (18) Spreaders
(10) Mainsail


Your Farr 6000 comes as a complete

rig with all fittings, halyards and
sheets necessary to commence
sailing as soon as assembly and
rigging is completed.
As delivered from the factory your
Farr 6000 comprises the following
1. The boat complete with all
internal mouldings, foam
buoyancy, interior squabs,
bulkheads, hatches, and deck
fittings for mainsail and jib.
2. Aluminium tapered mast fully
rigged for mainsail and jib.
3. Aluminium boom full rigged
4. Mainsail and battens in sail bag
5. Jib in sail bag
6. Complete rudder assembly and
7. Jibsheets, mainsheet, shackles,
etc. in main sail bag.

(1) Forestay fitting (11) Halyard cleat — cleat for main

(or spinnaker) halyard
(2) Fairlead
Mooring cleat
Self draining anchor locker
(12) Jib sheet slide & track
(13) Jib sheet, fairlead & cleat
1. Shift the mast aft from trailering
(5) Forward hatch (14) Mainsheet traveller position, so that the base of the mast
(6) Mast step (15) Traveller adjustment line & cleat fits into the mast step. (Fig. 1) Place
(7) Jib halyard fairlead (16) Keel winch the pin through the holes provided and
(17) Locker put the locking pin in. (Fig. 2). Note:
(8) Main (or spinnaker) halyard
(18) Aft mooring cleat Leave the aft mast support in place to
fairlead. rest the mast on until it is raised.
(9) Chain plates (19) Self draining cockpit 2. Clear the upper side stays and
(10) Halyard cleat — cleat for (20) Pop top attach to the aft hole in the
jib halyard
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Rigging Instructions Cont. Rigging Instructions Cont.

chainplates with the 6 mm shackles 6. Making sure the forestay is clear,

provided. Tighten up the rigging lift the mast into position.
screws so that there is approximately (Figs. 6, 7 & 8)
12 mm of thread in each end of the 7. When lifting th e mast to the
barrel. (Fig 3) upright position, make sure that the
Note: Leave the lower stays off until side stay shackles are lying correctly
the mast is raised and the forestay and are not twisted.
adjusted to the right tension. After
the initial set up the lower stays can
be left attached to the forward holes
in the chainplates. (Fig. 3).
3. Place side stay wires through the
grooves in the end of the spreaders
and tape into place.
Note: Refer to note 13 for
instructions on the angle of the
4. Pull the wire jib halyard out to
maximum and cleat off the rope end
of the halyard.
5. Attach the mainsheet assembly
between the wire jib halyard and the
forestay fitting. (Figs. 4 & 5)

Extreme caution must be observed
when erecting your mast or
launching or sailing near overhead
wires. A mast near wires could be

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Rigging Instructions Cont. Rigging Instructions Cont.

8. Take up tension on the mainsheet 12. Lower stays. Now that the mast
(Fig. 9) and pull the mast forward is set up correctly, attach the lower
until the forestay rigging screw can be stays to the forward hole in the
shackled onto the forestay fitting. chainplates with the 6 mm stainless
(Fig. 10). Then tighten up the rigging steel shackles provided. The tension
screw (Fig. ll) and remove the on these stays can be varied, but for
normal sailing or cruising, they
should be done up so that they are
9. The mast should be set up so that just tight then backed off three turns.
it is nearly upright, i.e. with very little 13. At this point check that the
rake aft. A method of checking this horizontal angle of the spreaders is
rake is to level the boat trailer with correct. lf they are not locked onto the
a spirit level, and then use the spirit stay by some method, they could drop
level to ensure the mast is below their correct position especially
approximately vertical. when the mast is being raised.
10. Similarly, check the mast The correct position is tilted upwards
athwartships by measuring that the at the stay as shown.
distance from the top of the mast to When the correct position is
obtained the spreaders should be
the top of the chainplates is the
locked permanently onto the stays
same on both sides, or use jib by bending the V ends of the
halyard. spreader together. Once this is done,
11. Stay Tension — When the mast is the end of the spreader should be
in the correct upright position, the taped to prevent wear on the sails.
forestay and upper sidestays should 14. Lay out mainsail, and thread the
be tensioned to an extent where they boom onto the foot of the sail using
are quite firm, i.e. The forestay the track opening at the front of the
should be capable of sagging only boom.
15. Attach the sail to the gooseneck
about 50 mm (2 inches) with a
by screwing in pin supplied. (Fig. 12)
reasonable load on it.

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16. lnsert the four battens into the 20. Attach the mainsheet assembly
sail, making sure that the battens to the block hanger on the boom
seat all the way into the batten and attach to traveller by using snap
pocket. Note: the top batten should shackles on lower block. Note: This
be tight enough to take the wrinkles snap shackle allows the mainsheet
out of the sail. lf it is pulled firm assembly to be removed when at
against the cloth it will be correct. Be anchor to allow a clear area through
sure to tie a reef knot. the cockpit. (Figs. 15 & 16)
17. Tie mainsail outhaul line to the 21. Place the gooseneck on to the
outer saddle on the boom and thread mast track with the boom. (Fig. 12)
it through the outer end of the sail, 22. Feed the mainsail slides into the
back through the cheek block on the mast track making sure none are
side of the boom and back to the twisted. When all are in, place the
clam cleat half way down the boom pin in bottom of track to prevent
and tie a figure 8 knot in the end of slides from falling out. (Figs. 17 & 18)
the line. (Fig. 13)
18. Similarly thread the reefing line
from the inner saddle on the boom
through the eye of the leech of the
sail and through the forward cheek
block then to the clam cleat at the
forward end of the boom. We
recommend that the reefing line
should be in position all the time to
allow instant reefing when required.
(Fig. 14)

FIG 18

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22. Shackle the main halyard to the 28. Jib - attach the tack of jib to
head of the mainsail, making sure forestay fitting with 4 mm long D
that the halyard is clear up the mast. Shackle provided, and hank the sail
23. Furl and fold up the mainsail onto the forestay without twists.
and tie around the boom. (Fig. 21)
24. Attach boom yang to mast step. Attach the halyard to the head of the
(Fig. 19) jib and attach twin blocks to clew of
25. Attach one end of the main jib for sheets to run through. The jib
Cunningham to the saddle on the sheet system is a double purchase
mast. Run the Cunningham up system which eliminates the
through the eye in the sail and down necessity for winches. Each jib sheet
through the cheek block on lower leads from the saddle on the forward
mast out through the jib fairlead eye end of the track on the deck,
and aft to clam cleat on port side through the block on the clew of the
cabi n top. Make sure there i s jib back through the lead on the
enough slack to allow the main sail to track, then back to the lead on the
be pulled right up when required. At forward end of the coaming.
this point the main sail is ready to (Fig. 22)
hoist. We recommend that sails 29. Halyards
should be bent on i.e. rigged up, Main - leads from the starboard
before launching your boat. base of the mast and is cleated off
(Fig. 20) on the cleat provided on the mast. FIG 22
This allows you to get good
26. Topping Lift - The Farr 6000 is not
purchase while tensioning up the
equipped with a main boom topping main sail.
lift as standard, but should you Jib - leads from the port base of the
require one, we suggest you use your mast through the lead on the deck
spinnaker halyard if you have one. then back through the cleat on the
Otherwise, a line can be run through port cabin top aft.
the sheave boxes provided for the
spinnaker halyard. Note: All masts Spinnaker - lf a spinnaker is fitted,
are fitted with upper and lower we recommend the spinnaker
exit boxes for Spinnaker whether or halyard be lead through the
not a complete spinnaker kit is fitted. starboard block at the base of the
mast (mast step) and the main
halyard be changed to the other
spare exit box immediately above.
Then lead the spinnaker halyard aft
through the lead on the starboard
deck through the cleat on starboard
cabin top aft.

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29. Reefing – The slab reefing
system is simple and efficient. To a. Remember to unlock the keel
reduce sail, carry out the following before lifting it up on the winch.
procedure: b. Do not overwind winch. We
a. Ease the boom yang and sheet suggest you mark the wire at full
b. Slacken off the main halyard and up position.
lower the mainsail until the reefing c. When trailering long distances,
eye on the luff of the sail can be especially on bumpy roads take
hooked on to the stainless steel S the tension off keel wire, so that
hook on the gooseneck (Fig. 23) the weight of the keel is resting
c. Pull the slabline half way in and
cleat it on the trailer.
d. Retension the main halyard 31. Rudder – The sophisticated
e. Pull the slab line on the leech of rudder assembly is designed to
the mainsail tight (Fig. 24) and make raising and lowering as simple
cleat off as possible. The rudder includes the
– Don't be afraid to reef – practice in following features:
calm weather. a. Aluminium stock
30. Keel – The keel is aerofoiled in b. Fibreglass blade
shape and is made out of cast iron. lt c. Lock down line with cleat
is surfaced with Epiglass Neoseal (a d. Lift up line with cleat
rubberised anti-corrosive paint). lt is e. Toggle pin to clamp stock and
pivoted at the forward end and is serve as a safeguard when trailing
raised and lowered by a self with the rudder in position
sustaining winch, operated from the
f. Mahogany lift up tiller
cockpit. The wire leads from the
g. Tiller extension
bottom aft end of the keel through a
fitting fastened to the top of the case, ln most circumstances when
then to the winch drum. The keel is trailering the rudder can be left on
also fitted with a locking line which the boat in its' UP position. When
leads through the same fitting on the travelling, it is important to tie the
top of the case then along to the top lifting line securely and to fasten the
of the plate. This line is tensioned clamp on the stock securely and
with shock cord so that it is always secure the tiller on the mast support.
held tight. Unless it is necessary to When sailing, it is important that the
positively lock the plate in a rudder blade be pulled right down
downward position, the locking line
can be ignored, and the locking line cleated securely.
the cleat under the deck, to lock the Once the blade is down, fasten the
toggle clamp. Before launching tie
otherwise it can be fastened around keel in desired position. the pin down.

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Abeam: 90 degrees from dead ahead on either side.

32. Pop Top – When erecting the At the rear or nearest the stern
Pop-Top, lift the aft end first, slide The width of the hull
the stoppers into position (Fig. 28), The lowest portion inside a boat
then lift the forward end and lock Bilge:
The forward section of the boat
with stoppers. After corner
Clew (of sail) Where side of hull and deck meet
When lowering, reverse the
Gunwale: Opening for access, such as forward hatch
procedure (i.e. forward end down
first) and keep fingers clear. Always Hatch: Toilet or toilet room
Head: Top of sail
secure the pop top down when
sailing. Head (of sail) Tiller or steering wheel
Helm: The lowest external portion of the boat
Keel: Side away from wind To the left or
Lee: left side of the boat
Port: (when facing forward)
Starboard: To the right or right side of the boat
(when facing forward)
Stern: To the rear of the boat
Transom: The vertical part of the stern
Tack (of sail) Forward Corner

Useful references:-
Sailing for beginners - Jeff Toghill
Coastal Cruising Handbook - Royal Akarana Yacht
Club NZYF Handbook
NZ Sea Spray Annual (launching ramps etc.)
IYRU Rule Book


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