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Bob, use as much dyneema as possible. Its a good thing, and its light.
All my back stay is Dyneema, from the mast top to the bottom, and I am very happy, its light and almost strech free.
Now for the arrangment, I dont think thiose tiny little things from Ronstan would do. Besides, I would not use ronstan for that...I don't like them that much, they are ok for non critical stuff.
I think the load on that boat with thoise areas is around 1000 to 2000 lbs force. For real!!!!
For the blocks this is what I think:
For the main single block, and for those sail areas, I would use a Lewmar 60mm block or a harken 57mm. With a SWL of at least 2500lbs. With a breaking load of at least double that.
For the purchase, I would use a triple block or a beefier double with a SWl of at least 2000 lbs. A Lewmar 60mm or a Harken 57mm would do.
However for the cleat I would use a triple with becket and cleat, also with a SWL of at least 2000lb, instead of cleating the line on the boat structure. Several reasons:
easier to release
easier to cleat
Give me some time I will tell you some references. By the way, prepare at leat $400 to do it.
Last edited by Giulietta; 01-25-2008 at 01:03 AM.