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Cal 21 Spinnaker Rigging
I just bought a Cal 21 and can't figure out the spinnaker rigging. The person I bought it from never flew the spinnaker, but the guy before him did. I have two symmetrical spinnakers, pole, sheets, etc.
I just can't figure out how the halyard and topping lift were ran. I'm assuming I have the original mast (99.9999% sure). The main halyard runs externally over the top of the mast. And the headsail halyard runs externally up the front of the mast to a point about 4 feet from the top of the mast, which is the same point where the forestay attaches to the mast. At this location there is a lug where a block could be placed, but on every other boat I've noticed the spinnaker is rigged at the very top of the mast. There's just no way that I can see of running a spinnaker from the top.
If you run a spinnaker, how do you have it rigged? Can it be run from a block about 4 feet from the top?
I have figured out how to rig a topping lift for the pole, I just need to figure out a halyard. Any insight/ideas would be greatly appreciated. I'm repainting the deck and would like to have all my rigging figured out beforehand so that I can do it all at once. Thanks.