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Looking to rig my main sheet mid boom
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Here's the Harken rigging load calculator: Harken
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Its a Cal 20 I'm trying to finally finish and get to the water. It has a bridle at the stern, and i saw one mid boom rigged in a photo an it looked neater than having the sheet run up the cockpit. I saw pictures of ensigns rigged that way. I am new to this and don't want to screw it up. There is no class here so keeping her stock isn't necessary.

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sail it the way it is designed for a while and you will find it works. it is a very small cockpit and a mid boom sheet will be in everyone way. I don't think the stock boom will take the load of mid boom sheeting.
some of the racers add a barney post in the center of the cockpit and run the sheet up the center of the cockpit under the tiller. so both the skipper and crew can reach the sheet. this takes up cockpit space when at anchor. the cam cleat in the center of the transom under the tiller works very well.

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sail it the way it is designed for a while and you will find it works. it is a very small cockpit and a mid boom sheet will be in everyone way. I don't think the stock boom will take the load of mid boom sheeting.
some of the racers add a barney post in the center of the cockpit and run the sheet up the center of the cockpit under the tiller. so both the skipper and crew can reach the sheet. this takes up cockpit space when at anchor. the cam cleat in the center of the transom under the tiller works very well.
THANKS, any advice on a deck layout for cruising? Would you advise the stock track placement or inside tracks like the racers?
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THANKS, any advice on a deck layout for cruising? Would you advise the stock track placement or inside tracks like the racers?
the stock track for the jib is inside the shrouds. the racers put the track athwartship from just behind the aft shroud inboard across the boat to the hatch. with a good sail you can move the jib car inboard almost to the end for a very tight sheeting angle in light winds. they get rid of the winches and use a double purchase block setup. to the Cal 20 class website and there are many pics of the setup the racers use
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Re: Main sheet

Very good advice by Outbound to try it before you change it. What doesn't make sense at the dock, may suddenly make sense at 30deg of heel with one hand on the tiller....

Knuterkit posted this on my mainsheet thread and I found it a very informative resource:
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