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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!
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Re: Height of deck organizers

The angle in the picture looks good and should be no added friction. If the line is on the sheave and not rubbing on the support then you are good.

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Thanks overboard! I'll check closer from that perspective and see how it looks.
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Agree with OB... not something to worry about.

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I agree.

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Re: Height of deck organizers

I'm pretty envious if you have your upgrade/to-do list worked down to this level!!

Looks fine as is. Enjoy sailing.


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Re: Height of deck organizers

Agree with all, also raising would add to the trip hazard as well as stress to attaching hardware. I always think longer on changing something as supplied by the builder there may be more to the design than meets the eye. On my current boat the Racor is tucked in next to the fuel Tank so its a little hard to get to but its protected, the surveyor suggested it be more accessible but it would also be vulnerable to things roaming around in the locker.
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I'm pretty envious if you have your upgrade/to-do list worked down to this level!!

Looks fine as is. Enjoy sailing.
My upgrade/to-do list is excessively long. I put down estimated hours for each task (tried to be conservative because I haven't done a lot of these things before). Total estimated hours about 450. Total complete about 80. Total hours estimated - actual to date = -30. That doesn't project well for me, does it? I consider myself pretty competent but it's a little frustrating! .
Here's a great example: I took apart and cleaned a #7, #16 ST and 2 #40 ST winches this weekend. It took over 4 hours to clean all the old crap and grease off all the gears and bearings. But it took me only a little over an hour to lightly lube/grease per Lewmar instructions. I do also now know the job in the future will be really easy. I'll go out on a limb and say the PO hadn't cleaned the winches in years, and when it was done, it wasn't done properly. I will survive!!
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Height of deck organizers

BTW - Thanks folks! I'm going to confirm the lines do not rub on the organizer housing. If not - they will stay as is!
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BTW - Thanks folks! I'm going to confirm the lines do not rub on the organizer housing. If not - they will stay as is!
If they do slightly , it might be easier and more cost effective to replace the lines with smaller diameter/stronger rather than messing with the organizers.
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