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Main halyard to the cockpit on a B24

Running the main halyard to the cockpit on a Bristol 24, has anyone here done this? is it a good Idea?

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Re: Main halyard to the cockpit on a B24

As on any other boat, if you run the halyard to the cockpit, you will need to run the reefing gear to the cockpit too. I thought about doing the same thing, and decided to hold off. I am finding it really isn't much of a problem to step up to the mast to raise sail, or reef.

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Re: Main halyard to the cockpit on a B24

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As on any other boat, if you run the halyard to the cockpit, you will need to run the reefing gear to the cockpit too. I thought about doing the same thing, and decided to hold off. I am finding it really isn't much of a problem to step up to the mast to raise sail, or reef.
I suspect you are right in your assessment, thanks for the info, I'll dwell on this a bit more.

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Re: Main halyard to the cockpit on a B24

I know it's been a while since the first post in this thread, but I'm gonna add my 2 cents anyway.

As a singlehander, I always consider the risks involved in leaving the cockpit. Some days it's no big deal, but on others it's downright frightening. Any way I can rig my boat so it can be sailed from the cockpit, I consider a safety measure. Every time I go sailing I raise and lower sails. Much less frequently, I end up reefing. Running your main halyard aft will probably cut out 90% of your cabin top time. Running a reefing line aft on your boom is a simple addition and would cut out the rest. Personally, I'd do both.

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Re: Main halyard to the cockpit on a B24

I did it on my O'Day 23 I loved it . I did it for all the lines . All I had to do was get a couple of line clutches and winches, some turning blocks at the mast base . I thought it looked really cool too .
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Re: Main halyard to the cockpit on a B24

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As on any other boat, if you run the halyard to the cockpit, you will need to run the reefing gear to the cockpit too. I thought about doing the same thing, and decided to hold off. I am finding it really isn't much of a problem to step up to the mast to raise sail, or reef.
My B31.1 came with the main halyard brought back to the cockpit, but there's also a cleat on the mast. Thus, I can raise the sail from the mast, OR the cockpit, and for reefing I simply used the mast cleat (also when flaking the sail)

I've since brought all the reefing lines back to the cockpit, but that was unrelated to the halyard location.

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That kind of B24 can be a bugger to reef, in any weather conditions. I can see why you'd want the lines brought inside, rather than walking around on the wing.

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