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post #4 of Old 02-26-2013
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Re: Halyards to cockpit?

I single hand our I-28 a lot here on the Maine coast. I added a jib downhaul and have my jib halyard running to the cockpit. I like it for the ease and control of dropping the jib at the end of the day or if I am getting ready to pick up a mooring. The jib is safe on deck with a little tension on one of the sheets and I can quickly secure it with a bungee. Having some netting forward helps. Raising it from its "parking place" is simple, too. My main halyard remains on the mast.

Adding a jamb cleat for the downhaul was all I needed. I have a clutch and a winch set up for the spinnaker already in the cockpit. I used the fairleads for the spinnaker downhaul to run the jib downhaul back.

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