6 04, 2016

Wing Rigger set screw adjustment in the mounting block

By | 2017-02-09T20:44:35+00:00 April 6th, 2016|Categories: Racing Shells & Kayaks|Tags: , , |0 Comments

When you see that the mounting bar from your wing rigger has worn a groove in the mounting blocks you know that the adjustment of the set screw is past due:

Mounting bar from your wing rigger has worn a groove in the mounting blocks Mounting bar from your wing rigger has worn a groove in the mounting blocks

The conical point of the set screw fits in a matching hole in the end of the mounting bar and should be adjusted so the mounting bar never touches the block.  If the set screw is not in far enough it no longer locks the mounting bar in position and the rigger can move from side to side and up and down making balance and power transfer less accurate.  PS – you might want to get your hearing checked; because, there is often a creaking noise every stroke.

Proper adjustment keeps the mounting bar 1/2 mm (.02″) above the block and the screw should be adjusted so that the mounting bar is about 1/2 to 1 mm away from the vertical face of the mounting block.

Proper adjustment of set screw Proper adjustment of set screw

27 10, 2015

Attaching Wing Rigger

By | 2017-02-09T20:44:35+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Categories: Racing Shells & Kayaks|Tags: , |0 Comments

Did you know…it’s so easy to attach the wing rigger to a Van Dusen Advantage? Simply set the wing rigger’s mounting bars into place between the boat’s mounting blocks, check that the footboard heel bar is securely in one of the stretcher fitting slots, tighten the thumb screws, and you’re ready to go. You don’t even need tools! With this innovative concept, you can transfer your wing riggers between boats or seats while keeping your personal rigging specifications intact–including your foot position and footboard angle. And the simplicity of removing the wings makes it easy to store two boats to a rack. Great for clubs looking to more efficiently utilize their rack space. The Van Dusen wing riggers are one of Van Dusen’s many “Advantages”!

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