The topping lift on my 26D is super springy as the PO rigged it with nylon, and I'm thinking of replacing it with dyneema. What's the load rating of the pulley on the chicken head? I have 2.5mm on hand rated at 1250.
The chicken head is the fixture at the top of the mast where the backstay and halyard and topping lift blocks attach. I know it doesn't take much to hold up the boom but it can get used as a crane for m.o.b. recovery. Or a big fish maybe.