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Outhaul for Loose Foot Main

Anyone have a favorite way to rig the outhaoul for a loose footed main. I''m converting from a shelf foot and I''m looking for a clean way to rig an easy to use and effective outhaul.
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Outhaul for Loose Foot Main

When I changed from a shelf-footed main to a loose footed main there was no need to change the outhaul. Why do you think that a change is necessary?
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It''s my understanding that it''s desirable to make the outhaul adjustable. My current setup just ties it off.
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I see. Mine was adjustable all along.

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Can you describe the manner in which it''s rigged? I''d love to benefit from learning that ways others have rigged this.
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Sure. In the track on the top of the boom is a car that can move fore and aft. Attached to this car is a wire that passes over a block at the outboard end of the mast. The outhaul passes thru the boom to the mast where it can be adjusted. You may be able to emulate such a setup by finding an outhaul car that will fit you boom track and mounting a turning block on one side of the boom along with a cleat.
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I just installed a new outhaul in my Catalina 38' (loose footed). I used two double blocks (side by side pulleys) to create a 6' purchase inside the boom at the aft end. One end exits the aft end of the boom in a double block installed in the top and attaches to the clew. The other end exits the bottom of the front of the boom in another double block, and goes down to a single block at the foot of the mast, then through a block near the hand rail and back around the traveller to the cockpit where it can be winched. The second pulley in the boom is used for a reefing line to also be operated from the cockpit. Wanted to make the boat more single handed, so I took all the winches off the boom and mast and now run all the lines back to the cockpit. Put two larger winches on the cabin house, as there was only a small one on the right cabin house side.

Idea for the above belongs to Dave Millett, my salesman from Long Beach Yacht Sales. He's raced for 25 years, and said this is how it's done now.
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This doesn't have anything to do with a loose foot main. It's just making an outhaul adjustable. There are a number of ways you can do this. Check out Harken's site for ideas.

Check page 20 of the harken catalog.
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damnit. I usually check that. Hope he got that outhaul straightened out.
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