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Height of deck organizers
The pics are of the deck organizers on my Catalina 30. Weíve owned the boat since last spring. I recently noticed that the deck organizers are lower than they could/should(?) be. See pics. You can see how the lines angle down to the deck organizer when exiting the mast. Then when they leave the deck organizer they rise as they head toward the cockpit.
In thinking about this, I believe this is adding unnecessary friction in the line routing. To what degree, I canít say. Thoughts about that?
I am considering raising the deck organizers so they are reasonably even with the lines from the mast and to the cockpit. I would use marine board spacers. The plus of doing this would be eliminating any unnecessary friction, as stated above. The downsides, as far as I can see, are an increase in trip hazard as the lines will be higher, and possible overload of the anchoring of the deck organizers to the deck.
Any comments appreciated! I will be on the road for the next week or so, so if I donít reply to a post right away, thatís why. Thanks!