Just another Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Thanked 357 Times in 337 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Re: C&C30 MK1 What halyard to use?
I would expect that the halyard on the external block is the spinnaker halyard, but it should not be 'lower' than the internal sheaves for the jib. If it is, as long as it's above and forward of the forestay itself it's probably OK.
I would not use the jib halyards, the sheaves and esp. the exit leads are not meant for sideways loads and leads such as those imposed by spinnakers.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)