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post #4 of Old 08-29-2009
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Rig the Furller and topping lift independently

Originally Posted by kirklarsen View Post
Last dec. I purchased a 30' pearson coaster w/ harken furller.
The way this is rigged is the fuller halyard goes thru the mast sheath an then to the boom to become the boom topping lift. I question if this is correct.
I have not seen this before. Harken says not to make the halyard too tight. This system seems to me to be inconststant. Does anyone have an opinion.
Thanks, kirk.
The Halyard for the fuller and the boom topping lift must be separate. You need to be able to adjust each item independently of each other. For some good info on how the topping lift should be rigged I would refer you to a book “The Ocean Sailing Yacht” by Donald M. Street, Jr., pages 180, 181 and 183. This book by Don Street is a bit out of date, copyrighted in 1973; it does have some great info and will give you a good place to start.

I also own a Coaster and it is a great go any-where boat.

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