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Question 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.

Margaret Kline
Wichita, KS
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What you are suggesting sounds about right, You just tie on a length of about 1/4" line to the end of the topping lift and tie it off to what ever is available on the end of the boom. My 9.1 has a couple of holes on the end boom fitting.

The main outhaul and reef point need small SS shackles has you have guessed.

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