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Re: Rigging spinnaker sheave

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Originally Posted by overbored View Post
If you had bought the boat from the factory with a spinnaker halyard how would the block have been installed? I don't think the factory would have glued it on. the factory would have bolted it on. don't over design it. here is one for a CAT 34 or Cat 25, simple and it is easy to build
https://www.catalinadirect.com/index...-c-27-c-28.cfm
https://www.catalinadirect.com/index...-c-34-c-36.cfm
Captain Len proposed making a bracket held on using the sheave clevis pins. I took a look at the mast head today and instead of holding the bracket on using the sheave pins, the forestay and backstay cleavis pins would work better. Also I thought the bracket could be fabricated using either a channel or angle bracket as a start, then overbored threw a left handed monky wrench into the works. A less than $50.00 solution from Catalina Direct, simple elegant and no hole drilling required to mount it. While that particular Spinnaker Crane won't fit (too narrow for starters) it does provide a starting concept for my fabricator. And I will contact Bob at Nor'sea about the factory option.

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