Re: Spinnaker Rigging
Good job, you got it working!
I am surprised you don't have a dedicated spinnaker halyard that is on a block at the masthead considering the boat was rigged for spinnakers in the past. (Isn't that white/red external halyard that is shackled to the mast ring a spin halyard?) The problem you are going to encounter flying the chute from a genny halyard, aside from being forced to fly inside the foretriangle, is that genoa halyards are only designed to handle loads on the fore-aft axis. the side load that a spinnaker puts on the halyard will have it chaffing on the mast exit rather than running on the sheave. Not only will it damage your halyard, it may not run free when trying to drop or hoist in more breeze. Ideally you should have a proper spin halyard. I can't see your anchor roller very well in the pic, but it looks like it might be a good spot to fly it from. Once you get the tack point a bit further forward and outside the fore triangle you might find that your aft blocks are ok.
Are you still going to try and rig for the symetric as well?
1979 Santana 30 Tall Rig
Last edited by SchockT; 08-19-2012 at 02:57 AM.