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Old 09-08-2013
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Re: M-20 Scow - Help identify part

Success! The mast has been stepped and the jib hoisted….correctly I believe.

My problems started when I fixed the forestay to where the internal jib stay belonged. Pic #1….correct rigging from stern to aft – forestay, internal jib stay and then jib-luff-downhaul. My forestay and jib-luff-downhaul lines are routed to the starboard side of the “mast bulkhead”….with forestay cleated out-of-sight on the “mast bulkhead” and the jib-luff-downhaul cleated to the decking just aft the “mast well”.

With the correct rigging, I was able to play with the mast rake by adjusting the “mast ram”, forestay, internal jib stay and backstay.

Next issue is my main halyard. It appears the halyard was subjected to an emergency repair. Instead of running the halyard internal the mast, the halyard exits fore-mast through a nasty-ragged hole. Raising and lowing the main is sawing the mast….creating a “keyhole”. I’ll start a new thread titled “M-20 Scow – Main Halyard”.

1981 Melges M-20 Scow
Lake LBJ
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