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post #17 of Old 07-04-2007
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Well done, Giu.
I would note that all of the gear, mentioned by the Dog, is capable of being retro-fitted to virtually any boat. Harken offers two different size kits, in both single line and double line reefing, depending on the size of boat. They can be installed with a modicum of mechanical ability and a few tools. The most challenging aspect of their installation, aside from the cost, is the reinforcing of the mains'l and attaching of a steel ring to it. Perhaps, if in doubt, a sailmaker should perform that portion of the work.

And, for the record, it is a sheave and not a pulley or pully. The sheaves in this case will reside in cheek blocks, tail blocks, and perhaps a floating block. Pulleys are generally found in Erector sets or attached to the limb of an Oak tree for automobile engine removals, both lubberly pursuits. (g)

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Last edited by sailaway21; 07-04-2007 at 01:13 AM.
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