SailNet Community - View Single Post - Loads on my turning blocks?
View Single Post
post #13 of Old 09-13-2011
pdqaltair
Senior Member
 
pdqaltair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Deale, MD
Posts: 3,021
Thanks: 1
Thanked 92 Times in 91 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
I see some folks did remember basic physics!

I guess not everyone hid in the back!

Another thing to consider is the maximum force the main sheet is likely to add. After all, often the maximum force boils down to the maximum the sailor can crank. Say, the purchase times 50 pounds. For design purposes, 80 pounds. See how that adds up. Again, I suspect the mast will be in the water before that. In general, the reefing tackle is matched to the mainsheet tackle. On my boat, at least, the loads are equal.

Writing full-time since 2014

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

"Keeping a Cruising Boat for Peanuts"
"Faster Cruising for the Coastal Sailor"
"Singlehanded Sailing for the Coastal Sailor"
pdqaltair is online now  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome