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04-24-2007 04:07 PM
cardiacpaul orrrrrr, you could always try....

Catalina Direct: Running Rigging

Catalina Direct: Exit Block Single

Catalina Direct: Exit Block Double

Catalina Direct: Ball Bearing Deck Organizer Triple

Catalina Direct: Ball Bearing Deck Organizer Quad
04-24-2007 01:25 PM
skrap1r0n Thanks SD, I will read it
04-24-2007 12:57 PM
sailingdog There are some good books on the subject of rigging, Brian Toss's The Complete Riggers Apprentice being one of them. There is also an article on sailnet about this, by Sue and Larry IIRC. You can read it at LINK.

In their article, the did not lead the jib halyard back, because it is on a roller furler IIRC.
04-24-2007 12:31 PM
skrap1r0n I am not going to make that conversion just yet, however, when I start this project, I want to set it up so that it will work in the event I do make that conversion.
04-24-2007 12:18 PM
christyleigh I wouldn't get too excited about running the halyards through the mast just yet as you are looking at a lot of time and money. Since you are still going to need turning blocks at the mast base any way I would set them up (if possible) to be used either way so if at a later date you decide you want to run them inside. All the other stuff is a bit more straighforward but I know I wouldn't even want to consider the work involved in running them inside a mast that was not designed for it.
04-24-2007 12:06 PM
skrap1r0n are there books or something out there showing layout options for the various types of running rigging?
04-23-2007 05:38 PM
sailingdog The upper sheaves are usually mounted in the masthead fitting.
04-23-2007 04:59 PM
skrap1r0n hmm would one need to build a reinforced sleeve containing some blocks inside the mast? I would think that may help the lines exit the mast smoothly. or can you just attach the blocks directly inside the mast?
04-23-2007 04:45 PM
sailingdog You cut a slot for each and then you put a metal plate that has a nicely shaped opening that is rope friendly into the slot and bolt or rivet it into place. Try not to have the mast exits for the ropes aligned either horizontally or vertically with each other, as that will be more likely to cause the mast to fail. Spacing them about a foot apart from each other on each side of the mast and staggered vertically is usually a good way to do it.
04-23-2007 04:28 PM
skrap1r0n Thats helps a lot actually. I am glad to see that I wasn't too far off. I plan on running the halyards soon, on the port side, and then I may do the boomvang, cunningham, and reefing lines on the starboard side at a later date.

At any rate, most of this will have to wait a bit for me to actually start work on them, but I want to start saving the money now for the things I need.

Regarding the mast...I understand a new masthead, but as far as creating the exits for the lines at the bottom...won't that weaken the mast or is there some trick to creating those exits that I am not aware of?
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