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Attaching fairleads to mast boot
One of my projects (one of many...) is running my outhaul, main halyard and reefing lines aft. I have just started this project and figuring out the best way to attached the fairleads / blocks to the bottom of the mast.
I don't want to haulout the sailboat, step the mast and install a mast plate as it is costly to haulout, relaunch and step the mast.
I don't want to penetrate the cabin deck. Less penetrations, less likely it will leak overtime, also I don't want to put any additional stress on the cabin deck.
I have a steel (I believe it is cast iron or similar) mast boot that is mounted on the deck cabin. It is approximately 2" high. I would like to install pad eyes to the boot, install fairleads/blocks to the eyes so that the lines can run down from the mast to the bottom fairleads then head to a deck organizer, etc... to aft. I would like to avoid attaching pad eyes to the mast.
Any thoughts or previous experience?
S2 11.0A 36'