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Talking Rigging Asym Spinnaker With Spinnaker Crane

My Catalina masthead rigged boat has two intenal Genoa halyards, but no spinnaker halyard. When I got my asym. spinnaker, the sailmaker recommended that I install a spinnaker crane and fly the spin with that instead of on one of the genny halyards.

As I understand it, after installing the new crane, I would attach a block to the crane, then attach the spinnaker head to a new spinnaker halyard running through the block, and then down the outside forward side of the mast and through a turning block to a cluch in the cockpit. Am I on the right track here?

I know some boats have internal spinnaker halyards, but I don't see how I could run the halyard from the crane internally back down the mast, and I don't see why I'd rally want to. Any help appreciated.

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