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Lines aft - what''''s best?
I have a 1985 Beneteau Idylle 34.5 which I use for harbour sailing and short coastal runs around Sydney. I haven''t altered the layout of lines led back to the cockpit in the two years that I have owned the boat but
am thinking about reorganising things now that I know the boat better, and as a result of other changes made. The following is how things are laid out at present, (working from port to starboard).
Port coachouse: genoa halyard (furling genoa), spinnaker halyard, mainsheet (traveller is forward of the companionway).
Starboard coachouse: main halyard, lazy jacks, spinnaker topping lift.
At the mast I have; main topping lift, jiffy reef 1&2, outhaul and vang.
I''m thinking that the genoa halyard doesn''t need to come aft (because of the furler) and that the spinnaker topping lift is redundant (because of the assymetric). I would like to have the reefing lines back, but I think that will involve changing the reefing system to single line controls.
Before I start, I would appreciate hearing from others on what works best for them.
Thanks in advance, and a happy festive season to all.