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Re: double line vertical fairlead

Well, I am going to defer to the wisdom of the more seasoned sailors here. Probably not a bad idea, considering when you add up the number of clutches and blocks and line and everything else I'd need it may not be that much cheaper than a furler anyway.

For now at least, I'll just look into a tiller stay.

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Well, I am going to defer to the wisdom of the more seasoned sailors here. Probably not a bad idea, considering when you add up the number of clutches and blocks and line and everything else I'd need it may not be that much cheaper than a furler anyway.

For now at least, I'll just look into a tiller stay.

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If You feel safer having down hauls on your sails you could still do it.

You really don't need clutches and heavy blocks to rig a down haul.
These ropes is not loaded at all when you sail.
Not much force needed to haul down and you can most likely find a cleat to tie off to for the short time you need it.
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Re: double line vertical fairlead

A sail downhaul is generally a light line weaving through the hanks or cars to the head of the sail- 1/16th" line will do fine. All you need are fairleads to lead it back to the cockpit and a couple of light cleats to secure and stow the lines.





Our genny is on a furler, but I like having a downhaul on the main because i can flake the main leech from the cockpit while the luff takes care of itself.

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Re: double line vertical fairlead

I saw a new Jeanneau at the the boat show with a pretty fat SS fairlead that you could run two lines thru. Looked like a pierce of pipe. I was thinking I could make something like that out of some SS pipe and a U bolt. Maybe you could stack to pieces of pile verticaly, with rounded corners and hold down with a U bolt.

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Re: double line vertical fairlead

I sail single-handed quite a bit. Adding the Tiller Clutch was a big + for that. That said, I plan to run the topping lift line & cunningham line back to the cockpit. I only have room for two lines on each side of the deck between the hand rail and pop top.
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