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Re: Cunningham Design Suggestions?
On our boat the cunningham is a 4 part tackle, led aft, with an 18 inch strop off the top block to a cunningham hook. Our cunningham and first reef tack 'cringles' aren't really.. they are sewn on loops of webbing, into which the hook gets inserted. We use/move the cunningham to the reef tack points rather than struggle to get the tacks onto the reef hooks on the gooseneck.
It seems to work well, you only really need 6 inches or so of travel so there's no need to run much of the multi-part, and with the tackle it's an easy adjustment with no winching.
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