Join Date: Aug 2007
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Thank you so much for posting your PSC rigging guide. On the PSC 37 the lines are led to cheek blocks about 8" aft of the respective reefing cringles. The problem then is that the furled portion of the sail forces the reefing line out against the cheek of the cheek block, increasing the friction exponentially. It was basically useless. Based on your drawings I removed the cheek blocks and moved them aft of the outhaul at its furthest aft position. The lines now lead perfectly!
Also, I discovered that the electrolosys between the stainless cheek block and the aluminum boom had eaten a spot about the size of a dime about half way through the boom! Needless to say when I re-mounted them I isolated them with a layer of plastic between the block and the boom and used LOTS of Lanocote on the rivets. Others may want to inspect for telltale white dust.....
Thanks again, we launch next week and I'll let everyone know how the new lines work out.
PSC 37 # 171, Kenlanu