Re: 1978 Pearson 30 - broken topping lift
What specifically broke? The line? The block? The topping lift on my '77 P30 runs exterior of the mast to a small block that sits outboard on the masthead fitting and is attached via a clevis pin and cotter (perhaps an SS shackle, don't recall exactly) -- it is cleated off at the base of the mast. On the boom end, I just have a shackle -- no 2:1 purchase. I'm using 5/16" line (1/4" should be fine) which is connected into a Dutchman flaking system. If you're comfortable going up the mast, it's not a difficult job -- attaching a block and reeving a line. $400 is crazy unless the cast masthead fitting broke, which seems very unlikely.
s/v Grey Goose
1977 Pearson 30 #995
Last edited by CLucas; 07-09-2012 at 12:43 PM.