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Re: How to rig mainsheet?

That is either a 'topping lift' or more likely, that boat is usually the main halyard being used to hold up the boom.


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Re: How to rig mainsheet?

Boy I hate topping lifts.
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Different subject, new C&C 32 has a topping lift, and I cranked down on the mainsheet and busted the block that allows one to adjust it. Not used to having that topping lift, (already ordered a boomkicker).

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Re: How to rig mainsheet?

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Different subject, new C&C 32 has a topping lift, and I cranked down on the mainsheet and busted the block that allows one to adjust it. Not used to having that topping lift, (already ordered a boomkicker).
Even with a solid vang, you should keep the topping lift in place as without a lift you cannot secure the boom by tightening the sheet when flaking and covering the main. Otherwise eventually you will lean against the loose boom and fall off the cabin top.

For the vessels I've owned I find I can ease the topping lift so it just slack when close hauled, and it never needs to be touched again.

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Re: How to rig mainsheet?

SF mainsheet goes on the aft end of the boom after sail is down. I typically drop first, move mainsheet, and flake after. Its harder to do that way, but means I don't have to deal with that roach killer in the way.

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Re: How to rig mainsheet?

Ah of course, Jeff_H. Its just the main halyard being temporarily repurposed. Guess I don't think much about doing that when I just trailer it home.

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