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Mainsheet layout & used sail selection for a 23'''' sloop

Hi,

I have a Kells 23 w/ a shoal keel. Hopefully these questions will apply to most 22-24'' basic cruisers. How is your main gear laid out? I have two blocks each with a jamcleat and a pulley on a swivel that are attached to the aft corners of the cabintop. They lead to a two pulley block that hangs from about the middle of the bottom of the boom, and those lines act as both my vang and main sheet, depending on what tack I am on. I''m wondering if you have it laid out differently, and how it is done, as I really don''t like the setup.

Also, my sails are very old (25 years). I found a couple sail sites, and found my dimensions were I=vert, front of mast = 23'', J=horiz, mast to forestay = 9'', P= vert, boom to top of mast, E = boom length = 10''. I''m not exactly sure what to do with these dimensions, as well as how to determine what other boats'' sails would be compatible to my boat. Sorry for the info dump, it''s the end of the day at work and I''m on my way out to the mooring, I''d appreciate your thoughts.
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Mainsheet layout & used sail selection for a 23'''' sloop

Here are pictures of it: Any ideas of how easy it would be to change the main layout?

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Mainsheet layout & used sail selection for a 23'''' sloop

Nate,

That 2:1 purchase on a mid boom sheet must be a bear to wrestle with in any kind of blow!!

I would think getting the purchase up to 4:1 would be a big help. What about a 1 1/4" T-Bar Traveler mounted on that first step in the cockpit with windward sheeting traveler and 4:1 mainsheet? I know it will be a point of contention when entering the cabin, but with the main sail stowed, you can position it at the end of the track.

Increasing the mainsheet purchase may require looking at the boom to see if it can handle the additional force.

Check out Garhauer on Sailnet. I did mine for about $300. Nice quality stuff. And locating it in a similar position on the CAL from an end of boom original location helped singlehanding alot.

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