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03-07-2013 05:02 PM
Re: Where does this go...?

That's the goal, but the steel line coming down is a foot short of useable, so it needs some sort of extention to keep it on...

The fixed length leader I put on is a little short of your discription, hence the 2nd (3rd) try with adjustable...

This should also allow sail trim changes for light air and abilty to raise boom a foot higher at anchor...
03-07-2013 04:52 PM
Tim R.
Re: Where does this go...?

On my SJ21 I had a TL lift that was slightly longer than what trimming the sail would allow and just left it up all the time. IOW the TL would not interfere with sail trim. KISS.
03-07-2013 04:44 PM
Re: Where does this go...?

Why would you want to get it out of the way...?

Right now I have a fixed length lead with clip on the end of a steel TL line...I have to R&R it every time I raise or drop the sail, disconnect and move up to mast, bring it back and reconnect etc... PITA I think...

That's why I'm trying to come up with an adjustable one so I can leave it hook up all the time...
03-07-2013 02:52 PM
Re: Where does this go...?

I had a similar set up for my topping lift and put a snap shackle on the end and longer line so I could disconnect if from the boom and get it out of the way.
03-07-2013 02:00 PM
Re: Where does this go...?

I cross stiched and whipped the loop with whipping twine, normally I would have a piece of shrink wrap on there but grabbed tape cause I was "lazy"...
03-07-2013 01:55 PM
Tim R.
Re: Where does this go...?

What is the black electrical tape for?
03-07-2013 01:53 PM
Re: Where does this go...?

Final version...lost the fiddle block lighten up the whole rig and use as TL adjuster...

This way I still have the jam function on the lower block without the weight overhead of the fiddle block

03-05-2013 01:19 PM
Re: Where does this go...?

That was on my "to do" list for my old boat. I think you'll see a lot of advantages once it is set up. Enjoy!!!
03-05-2013 12:35 PM
Re: Where does this go...?

Originally Posted by Faster View Post
And, in the cockpit with the rum out you can raise the boom out of your way a bit more...

I think we may have found a use for it...!!

Cleaned it up added new line...Gonna use it for TL adjustment and eliminate having to r&r TL every time the sail goes up/down...

03-05-2013 12:09 PM
Re: Where does this go...?

Originally Posted by Squidd View Post
B. wasn't sure adjustability was neccessary in topping lift, but I'm not thrilled with detaching the TL when sail is up (secure to mast) and then having to return TL to boom to let sail that should cover both issues...
An adjustable TL allows you to ease it when hoisted, reducing leech chafe, and also allows you to tension the TL in very light air to support the weight of the boom, which will otherwise close the leech.

And, in the cockpit with the rum out you can raise the boom out of your way a bit more...
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