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blackflagsailor 05-09-2014 01:14 PM

Reaching hooks for Spinnaker sheets?
 
In one of my sailing books, I have a few small sailboat rigging diagrams. Both of these show something that looks like clamcleats mounted near or at the shroud/turnbuckle chain plates. Although I'm not sure as it's a line drawing image and smaller details are a bit unclear. These have something to do with the spinnaker sheets, but I'm not sure exactly what they are or how the are used. Can anyone tell me what a reaching hook is? I thing this book may have been originally publish in the UK so there may also possibly be a different term in the US for these.

tommays 05-09-2014 01:23 PM

Re: Reaching hooks for Spinnaker sheets?
 
In the old days we had a reaching strut which was a small pole mounted on the mast to help keep the sheet and guy off the shrouds when well reaching :)

It did require some lines to keep it in place and not whack you

I don't see them much anymore on smaller boast (35')

SVAuspicious 05-09-2014 01:36 PM

Re: Reaching hooks for Spinnaker sheets?
 
A reaching strut holds the clew of a jib out when going downwind. The go from the clew to a fitting on the side of the mast.

The cleats you describe are likely for twings that hold the spinnaker guy down. There should be a floating block on the spinnaker sheets - pull down the one that is the guy and ease the one that is the sheet.

blackflagsailor 05-09-2014 01:40 PM

Re: Reaching hooks for Spinnaker sheets?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tommays (Post 1823762)
In the old days we had a reaching strut which was a small pole mounted on the mast to help keep the sheet and guy off the shrouds when well reaching :)

It did require some lines to keep it in place and not whack you

I don't see them much anymore on smaller boast (35')

Hi! :)

You mean a Gaff Hook? I don't think these are for something like that. They honestly look like clamcleats that the spinnaker sheets are run through. I'll see if I can photo some pics from the book.

tommays 05-09-2014 01:54 PM

Re: Reaching hooks for Spinnaker sheets?
 
http://www.fogfam.com/Images/Larry%2...6/IMG_0797.jpg

Reaching strut

https://www.google.com/search?q=spin...w=1440&bih=783

various twings to control the guy

blackflagsailor 05-09-2014 02:11 PM

Re: Reaching hooks for Spinnaker sheets?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tommays (Post 1823930)

Thanks for sharing! :) I've never seen something like that.

Faster 05-09-2014 02:26 PM

Re: Reaching hooks for Spinnaker sheets?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by blackflagsailor (Post 1823746)
In one of my sailing books, I have a few small sailboat rigging diagrams. Both of these show something that looks like clamcleats mounted near or at the shroud/turnbuckle chain plates. Although I'm not sure as it's a line drawing image and smaller details are a bit unclear. These have something to do with the spinnaker sheets, but I'm not sure exactly what they are or how the are used. Can anyone tell me what a reaching hook is? I thing this book may have been originally publish in the UK so there may also possibly be a different term in the US for these.


Sounds to me like you're describing 'twingers'....

See post #6 here:

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/racing...ker-setup.html

blackflagsailor 05-09-2014 02:27 PM

Re: Reaching hooks for Spinnaker sheets?
 
Here's a few images:

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...psab1a0b86.jpg


http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ps5594229d.jpg


http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ps6a3f2a14.jpg


http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ps09f13b50.jpg


http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ps573325be.jpg

blackflagsailor 05-09-2014 02:29 PM

Re: Reaching hooks for Spinnaker sheets?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Faster (Post 1823978)
Sounds to me like you're describing 'twingers'....

See post #6 here:

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/racing...ker-setup.html

I think you may have solved this great mystery! :)

capttb 05-09-2014 02:36 PM

Re: Reaching hooks for Spinnaker sheets?
 
I'm not familiar with the term "twinger" how does this differ from a "Barber hauler"?


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