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nighthawk 01-09-2014 11:51 AM

WTH are these things?
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I have two of these on each side of my laguna 22, one at 6 foot from the bow and another at 12 foot on each side. Wondering what the hell they are used for--to the point of nagging at me. Thinking they may be some kind of guides for the storm(or #1 jib) sheets when in use, or maybe lifeline attachments, although there are none on the stern area of the boat.

SecondWindNC 01-09-2014 12:09 PM

Re: WTH are these things?
They look like fairleads for a furling line, although that would generally only be on one side. Has the boat ever had a furling jib?

capt jgwinks 01-09-2014 12:23 PM

Tie down points for a cover or something?

azguy 01-09-2014 12:24 PM

Re: WTH are these things?
Yup, looks like leads for the furling line, on my C22 they run down the starboard side.

They could be handy, like if you wanted to put a downhaul on one of your sails...

nighthawk 01-09-2014 01:54 PM

Re: WTH are these things?
Thanks for the replies so far. The furling line had entered my mind, but they run down both sides of the boat. I was thinking tie-downs as well, but kind of a small boat to be tying things down up there. Really limits space on an already small bow area. Thinking about using them to stow a small inflatable while underway tho.

SloopJonB 01-09-2014 03:10 PM

Re: WTH are these things?
Cheapo substitutes for sheet blocks?

nighthawk 01-09-2014 05:07 PM

Re: WTH are these things?
That was kinda my first thought.

bljones 01-09-2014 05:08 PM

Re: WTH are these things?
mast tie downs for trailering.

SchockT 01-09-2014 05:38 PM

Re: WTH are these things?
Are there cleats aft of the leads? If the boat was once rigged for a spinnaker they could be leads for a double ended foreguy.

nighthawk 01-09-2014 05:50 PM

Re: WTH are these things?
No cleats in the area until you get back to the cockpit.

@ BL-- You typed that very authoritatively, are you stating or guessing? I can't tell.

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