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Old 08-12-2008
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C380 Asym Halyard Question


My boat came with a cruising chute. She doesn't have a separate block at the masthead for the spinnaker halyard. It appears the PO used the spare jib halyard (green line, mounted on the starboard sheave) to hoist the chute.

That seems to work OK on a port tack. I haven't tried it on a starboard tack yet, because it appears the halyard will foul the headstay, which terminates above the internal sheave.

Does anyone else use the spare jib halyard to hoist a chute? If so, how does it work in the situation described above.

Thanks for your help.

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Old 08-13-2008
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I had an asym on my C34 and used the spare jib halyard for a while. The trick is to do an outward gybe so the halyard goes outside of the headstay. I eventually had a "crane" mounted on the top of the mast to which I attached a block and ran a dedicated halyard down the mast.

If you only use the asym occasionally you should be able to make do with what you have. I would suggest periodic checks with binoculars to make sure you don't have a crossover mess gathering at the top of the mast. A crossover could cause big time problems with the proper operation of your roller furling genoa.

Phill Klein
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Montrose Harbor - Chicago
Phill Klein
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Montrose Harbor - Chicago

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