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Re: Where does this go...?

Why not reuse it as a topping lift adjuster?
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Re: Where does this go...?

I'm thinking clean it up change the line and give it a try as topping lift adjuster...

A. wanted to be sure it didn't serve a better purpose somewhere else...

B. wasn't sure adjustability was neccessary in topping lift, but I'm not thrilled with detaching the TL when sail is up (secure to mast) and then having to return TL to boom to let sail down...so that should cover both issues...
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Re: Where does this go...?

Not the best looking line but it could be a fine tune for the mainsheet.
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Re: Where does this go...?

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B. wasn't sure adjustability was neccessary in topping lift, but I'm not thrilled with detaching the TL when sail is up (secure to mast) and then having to return TL to boom to let sail down...so that should cover both issues...
An adjustable TL allows you to ease it when hoisted, reducing leech chafe, and also allows you to tension the TL in very light air to support the weight of the boom, which will otherwise close the leech.

And, in the cockpit with the rum out you can raise the boom out of your way a bit more...
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And, in the cockpit with the rum out you can raise the boom out of your way a bit more...

I think we may have found a use for it...!!

Cleaned it up added new line...Gonna use it for TL adjustment and eliminate having to r&r TL every time the sail goes up/down...


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Re: Where does this go...?

That was on my "to do" list for my old boat. I think you'll see a lot of advantages once it is set up. Enjoy!!!
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Re: Where does this go...?

Final version...lost the fiddle block lighten up the whole rig and use as TL adjuster...

This way I still have the jam function on the lower block without the weight overhead of the fiddle block

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Re: Where does this go...?

What is the black electrical tape for?
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Re: Where does this go...?

I cross stiched and whipped the loop with whipping twine, normally I would have a piece of shrink wrap on there but grabbed tape cause I was "lazy"...
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Re: Where does this go...?

I had a similar set up for my topping lift and put a snap shackle on the end and longer line so I could disconnect if from the boom and get it out of the way.
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