Originally Posted by Nias
I am replacing some worn sheaves and running rigging on my CS36T. I noticed that the original setup on this boat has a 4:1 block and tackle inside the boom for the outhaul. I'm thinking of just getting rid of the block and tackle and running straight line. All lines are led aft to cleats and winches. Any reason why I shouldn't get rid of the block and tackle? I feel like it just gets in the way, could potentially snag one of the reefing lines and is impossible to service. I should be able to get plenty of leverage with a winch, am I missing something?
Lots of boat with direct outhaul and reef lines.
Unless the sheave at the goose neck is weaker than the sheave at the boom end it should not be any problem.
The load at boom end sheave is 2x the load of the rope (180 degree angle)
At the goose neck sheave the load is 1.41x (90 degree angle)