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01-10-2014 09:47 AM
ABH3 Boyer
Re: WTH are these things?

I have close to the same set up on my 26 ft "cheap" sailboat. I use the forward ones when I have my storm jib up and the aft ones when my genoa is being used. They seem to have been placed in the best spot possible for use with the 2 sails and seem to work very well. Keep in mind I'm not racing and have nothing to prove. Just like to get out on the water and sail. Bigger and more precise boats have a track so the point can be adjusted depending on what sail is being used.
01-10-2014 08:55 AM
Gladrags1
Re: WTH are these things?

I think they are for double line furling control lines. You would have a continuous loop necessitating 2 lines being fed back to the cockpit. I might have the name wrong but not the function.

Tod
01-09-2014 09:02 PM
bljones
Re: WTH are these things?

someone might be onto something with sheet leads, judging by this pic:

Although it strikes me as a damn goofy set up, with some horrible sheeting angles,
01-09-2014 08:30 PM
SHNOOL
Re: WTH are these things?

Jib sheet block, and Genoa sheet block.
01-09-2014 08:22 PM
bljones
Re: WTH are these things?

sheet blocks 6' from the bow?
01-09-2014 07:07 PM
SloopJonB
Re: WTH are these things?

Guys - it's a Windrose 22 - think cheapest possible solution to a minimum sailing configuration.

I doubt there has EVER been one with a spinnaker barber hauler setup.

Econo small boats frequently have bulldog fairleads for sheet leads where a more substantial boat would have track & blocks.

My first 20' was set up exactly that way.
01-09-2014 06:03 PM
LaurenceU
Re: WTH are these things?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SchockT View Post
Are there cleats aft of the leads? If the boat was once rigged for a spinnaker they could be leads for a double ended foreguy.
the leads at 12' back (probably the max beam) could be used for a barber hauler for the spinnaker sheets.
01-09-2014 05:50 PM
nighthawk
Re: WTH are these things?

No cleats in the area until you get back to the cockpit.

@ BL-- You typed that very authoritatively, are you stating or guessing? I can't tell.
01-09-2014 05:38 PM
SchockT
Re: WTH are these things?

Are there cleats aft of the leads? If the boat was once rigged for a spinnaker they could be leads for a double ended foreguy.
01-09-2014 05:08 PM
bljones
Re: WTH are these things?

mast tie downs for trailering.
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