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S2 7.3 Outhaul and Topping Lift Rigging
Good day mateys. I'm a new owner of a 1978 S2 7.3. Figuring out the rigging has been a great puzzler.
Topping lift: It appears I have a fixed, wire topping lift that doesn't reach the end of the boom - stopping about 3 foot short. I assume that I'll attach a line to the end of the wire and use a small cleat to tension/relax the topping lift, i.e. the adjustable part of the topping lift is in the last 3-4 foot only. Does this appear to be a standard item on the S-2? If so, how would I attach the adjustable line to the wire? Where would I attach the topping lift to the boom? The end cap doesn't have an eye bolt but there is a small eye bolt on the side of the boom.
The boom has two outhauls - the second is for a reefed sail. Neither of the outhauls have shackles or other hooks attached to the outhaul wire. Each of the outhaul wires has a small diameter loop at the end and I could attach a small diameter shackle, but I figure someone out in S2 land might have a good feel for a standard rigging attachment.
Any help you can offer is much appreciated.