- Feb 14, 2017
Has anyone brought the outhaul to the cockpit? Any pics and part list would be appreciated.
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My rigger and I have discussed that, as well as rigging a Cunningham led to the cockpit. Getting them there is pretty easy, can use the turning blocks for the reefs(since you normally use one or the other), but securing them is more difficult.Has anyone brought the outhaul to the cockpit? Any pics and part list would be appreciated.
Not so easy to adjust in a big breeze...I don't understand, the outhaul line sits cleated at the end of the boom and can be usually reached from the cockpit standing on the seats. Some are run internally in and out through the boom to a small cleat at the front of the boom.
If the outhaul line runs to the end of the boom it will be inaccessible in most downwind sailing. If the outhaul is run to the forward boom it is accessible on all points of sail. I'm not sure it matters so much since downwind adjustments are not so critical as upwind adjustments. If you have crew, as in racing, and they are properly placed on the rail they can fairly easily access the forward boom outhaul position.I don't understand, the outhaul line sits cleated at the end of the boom and can be usually reached from the cockpit standing on the seats. Some are run internally in and out through the boom to a small cleat at the front of the boom.
I did mine by rebuilding the factory internal 3:1 with ball bearing blocks and then an internal cascade which doubled that to 6:1. That was much better but I still needed to pull pretty hard to get the foot flat in a blow. I then put a block on the mains clew and ran the 6:1 outhaul through that and dead-ended it at the end of the boom for 12:1. Now it doesn't take much effort to flatten the main but I will probably know when it is time to replace the main when I tear the foot in two.Hayden: 12:1 purchase? Wow that's a lot. Harken used to make a product, a Magic Box, which had purchase something like that. I had it on my Mark 25 until a friend and boatyard manager told me to lose it. "Way too much friction."