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Main sail rigging 101?

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I'm trying to figure out how to rig my new to me Ericson 25. I'm just kind of winging it trying to figure it out in my driveway. I just attached the main sail but think I might be missing something here at the tack. I looks like the sail should be higher off the boom to allow the sail to raise more and also raise the boom/ main sheet rig off the companionway hatch. I searched for a basic rigging tutorial but no luck so far...

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Re: Main sail rigging 101?

All I can see from that picture is that it appears that the boom should be above that cleat and perhaps the cleat is for the downhaul?
How close is the head of the sail to the top of the mast?

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All I can see from that picture is that it appears that the boom should be above that clean and perhaps the cleat is for the downhaul?
How close is the head of the sail to the top of the mast?
Dang, thats it! A quick google search of images shows the boom way above the clean. The cleat was fastened in place above the clean so thats where I assumed it went. I'm guessing the end of the gooseneck with the line attached is the downhaul or do I have it upside down? Also the tack of the sail has a little block sewn into it. What the heck is that for?

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Re: Main sail rigging 101?

I'm guessing that little block sewn into the sail is for a cunningham. If so, you can ignore it until you get a bit more advanced.

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Re: Main sail rigging 101?

I believe you have attached the tack at the correct place on the gooseneck. The blue shackle could be for the downhaul. The little block could be part of a cunningham rig.

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Re: Main sail rigging 101?

Don't forget ericsonyachts.org. Great group who knows everything Ericson . . . . lots in your area . . .
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Re: Main sail rigging 101?

I think you have gotten answers to your questions from our experienced contributors. Keep in mind, as you try to figure out whats-what, whats-where, that the previous owner(s) may have made modifications. It may be that as you sail your boat you will want to have your boat rigged in a different way. I have had rigging on all three boats I have owned that I could not find any purpose. This may be because modifications were ill-conceived, and later abandoned.

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