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Re: C&C 26 Spinnaker halyard

You are making this too complicated. You do not need an internal halyard for the spinnaker; an external halyard is fine.

Step 1. Make your way to the top of the mast. There should be a bail at the top forward end of the mast, outside the forestay connection. (If not, add one.)

Step 2. Attach block to bail at top of mast. (Whoops, forgot to bring tools, block, attachment and halyard with you? Descend mast, retrieve and re-climb mast.)

Step 3. Run halyard through block. Descend mast with both ends of halyard attached securely to you.

Step 4. Tie one end of halyard to bail of single-swivel snap shackle (if not using pre-spliced halyard). Clip snap shackle on spinnaker pole bail on mast for storage when not in use.

Step 5. Attach additional cleat to mast below and forward of cleat for jib halyard. Run other end of halyard through cleat, tie stopper knot so you do not have to climb mast again. Cleat halyard.

Voila', you have a spinnaker halyard. Now, go out and broach that boat!

Last edited by jameswilson29; 03-25-2012 at 04:55 PM.
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