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|09-24-2010 08:34 AM|
Rigging on 73 Pearson 30
Does anyone have pictures of proper rigging on a 73 Pearson 30> We alraedy have a cunningham. The rest of the rigging is all screwed up
|08-10-2010 08:42 AM|
|08-10-2010 05:10 AM|
Thanks for assistance.
I see that the problem with the main halyard running on the base of winch is due to line lock being to close to winch. Line lock is only about 6 inches in front of winch.
As for the outhaul...well...that one is hard to answer. I have no idea why the PO did what he did to the boat. I do have a line connected to the outhaul, but no place to cleat it off to at the mast when it it pulled taught by hand!! Easy fix... Longer line leading to the cockpit winch.
Power to the mast is a problem. I have a small 8 x 8 hatch just aft the mast. I have my VHF cable running through that...So hatch must be open when VHF connected!! For mast light he told me there was wire in the companion step storage area and all he did was run it throught the port with it plugged into a 12V cigarette outlet!!!
When putting up the mast, I noticed the 6" - 8" shaft the mast goes on to had a hole in it. Is the wiring supposed to go throught that?
So much to do...Paint...Nonskid.
But she is solid!
That is another reason why I would like pics. To see where non skid goes as I have none left as the decks were recored with Airex (???) and new glass put down.
At least the Atomic 4 works!!!
Wondering if I bit of more than I can chew as this is my first boat.
|08-07-2010 10:50 AM|
Adrian, good luck getting everything sorted out. Once you do, I'm sure you'll love the boat. They're a blast to sail.
|08-07-2010 09:56 AM|
Moyer Marine - Atomic 4 Engine Rebuilding and Parts will be an indispensable resource for your A4 questions and needs. Trust me on this. There are forums dedicated to all aspects of the A4 over there.
Hint: Get the oil change kit. The one that replaces the plug on the port side of the engine with one with a bronze tube and a hose, with fittings, to hook to it. Coupled with the right oil extractor, will make oil changes actually enjoyable .
There used to be a really good thread, somewhere around here, on how to rig a Cunningham. I wasn't able to find it. The other site I hang on has two of them, tho:
The cunningham..how to make one, how to use one
Installing a Cunningham
Our halyards all run through clutches in front of the winches. Shouldn't be a problem, unless the cleat/lock/clutch is too close to the winch. Our clutches are... thinking... a foot and a half of so in front of the winches? The entry/exits stand a bit prouder of the deck than the average lock or cleat, too.
All of our halyards run thru turning blocks attached to the halyard organizer at the base of the mast, thru deck organizers (blocks), thru the clutches and then to the winches--one on each side of the companionway.
Our vang is a couple of small fiddle blocks, one secured to the halyard organizer, the other to a small bail on the underside of the boom. The tail is long enough to reach back to the cockpit, but I do have to reach way forward to release the cam cleat.
We have no Cunningham atm. (It's on The List.)
The outhaul runs from the clew of the sail, thru a sheave inside the end of the boom, back forward inside the boom, around a sheave in the bottom of the boom, back, under the boom, thru a small Spinlock cleat (which, of course, ends-up right over the top of the companionway when the boom's centered--ask me how I know), then, finally, thru a small turning block to make it easy to haul down on.
Our mainsail reefing is relatively crude and limited, and, effectively, limited to the 1st reef. It's just a line that comes from a bail on the port side of the boom, up thru the first reefing point on the leech, down the starboard side of the sail, thru a sheave in the boom, forward inside the boom, out the starboard side nearby the gooseneck and back to a small standard cleat on the starboard side of the boom.
Both of our mainsails' luff reef points have been fitted with what our sailmaker calls "floppy rings" for ease of attachment to the hooks at the gooseneck.
For the kite: The halyard and the downhaul come back to the cockpit. The uphaul controls are on the mast. There's a pair of padeyes atop the cockpit coaming, near the stern, to which I secure turning blocks when we're flying a kite.
The foresail sheets run thru lead blocks on tracks on the toe rails, back thru turning blocks aft of the winches, and back forward to the winches. They're secured in clam cleats. (Which I hate for a variety of reasons, but I haven't figured-out how better to do.)
I think that covers it...? Oh yeah: The mainsheet. The PO moved the main traveler forward, so we now have mid-boom sheeting, and upgraded the traveler to a Harken windward sheeting traveler, which is a Beautiful Thing, lemme tell ya . We've since up graded the mainsheet purchase to 6:1, since The Admiral is usually on the helm and she mostly handles the mainsheet when we're double-handed. (I'm the deck monkey .)
Now I think I covered it all .
|08-07-2010 05:00 AM|
New Owner of a '73 Pearson 30
Hi everyone. Name is Adrian and I am in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I am the proud new owner of a 1973 Pearson 30 (Hull 434, I believe. Need to double check) with the original Atomic 4! I sail out of Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club in Toronto.
Of course, like any new owner, I have questions. Many questions!!
Mine is not rigged properly. Owner we bought it from took off all the sail rigging to rebuild the deck core. After replacing core and deck fiberglass he never replaced the sail rigging.
For example: I have no Outhaul, no Cunningham, no boom vang, topping lift control sucks as it is not adjustable. No electrical wires leading from the cockpit to the mast either!
I must admit...I knew she needed some work before I bought her, but??????
Went sailing last week and it took 20 minutes to put up the main and Genoa as the main halyard is at cockpit with a line lock before the winch. The Halyard would run at the base of the winch as the line lock keeps it down too low.
I want to bring all the lines and controls to the cockpit and was hoping that you could help by sending me photos and description of your boats rigging.
Also looking for ideas and various help...such as...How does one turn in reverse!!!!! Rudder is almost useless backing up!!!!
So could you please send pics and ifno on your boats to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can get some ideas on what to do?
Thanks. I will send a virtual beer to everyone who can help