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Running all lines to cockpit

Hello All,

I am plannning on running all my lines the cockpit on my S2 7.3. I already have a deck organizer and triple clutch mounted on the cabin top on each side. What I don't have is blocks on my mast and at the base of the mast to turn the lines towards the organizers. Can I attach cheek blocks right to the mast? Should I attach stand up blocks at the base of the mast?
Here is a pic where you can kind of see what I'm talking about. I only have the one cheek block on the port side of the mast and nothing else. Any help/suggestions anyone can give would be greatly appreciated.
I tried to post a pic but I can't get it to work.

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Don't know if you can see what we have here

Might help if I took some closer pics. This is all I have right now.
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You'll probably want to add a plate to the mast step that allows you to add the blocks to the mast step, rather than attaching them to the mast directly.

The mast step plates look like this:

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That would work great but I'm not sure how I would put it on the boat. There is a plate on the boat and one on the base of the mast that fit together when the mast is up. I have pics but can't seem to post them.
Could I attach stand up blocks to the deck right next to the mast plate I have?
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Sailingdog is dead on. The mast step plate to mount turning blocks out to deck house mounted ckeck block(s) back to the clutches foreward of your cleats and wench(s) P&S. Different colored lines for main and jib for you non-sailing friends-crew. Simple, safe, low maintanence, eash to work or to tell someone what to do.
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The advantage of the plates dog posted pics of is they do not put any load on the cabin top.
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That would work great but I'm not sure how I would put it on the boat. There is a plate on the boat and one on the base of the mast that fit together when the mast is up. I have pics but can't seem to post them.
Could I attach stand up blocks to the deck right next to the mast plate I have?
Not familiar with the S2 you have, but it sounds like you have a hinged maststep which allows for easy raising and lowering the mast. If so, you could put the plate mentioned earlier beneath the existing plate on the deck. Just have to lower the mast, pull the pin to release the plates, unscrew the plate from the deck, copy and drill the hole pattern to the new plate, remount the new plate and old deck plate, then raise the mast.
The mast plate is probably the best way to approach your problem. But standup blocks with proper backing plates would probably also work ok on a boat this size. It's just more holes in the deck.
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Don´t forget that to reef from the cockpit you need single line reefing or tack downhauls on the tack reefing cringles. I had tack downhauls on my Corsair
F31 and everything was very easy and they eliminated the high friction/resistance you often get with single line reefing.
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As pointed out previously, using a plate under your existing mast step would be the simplest way to do this, and lead to the fewest holes in the cabintop. Most cabintops are cored, and having fewer holes is generally a good idea.

On my boat, I have the following lines led aft:

1) Main Halyard
2) Spinnaker Halyard
3) Outhaul
4) Topping Lift
5,6) First reef, tack and clew lines
7,8) Second reef, tack and clew lines
9, 10) Third reef, tack and clew lines
11) Boom brake

This allows me to raise, reef, lower the mainsail from the cockpit.
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That would work great but I'm not sure how I would put it on the boat. There is a plate on the boat and one on the base of the mast that fit together when the mast is up. I have pics but can't seem to post them.
Could I attach stand up blocks to the deck right next to the mast plate I have?
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