Fellow C&C 34
(or similar) owners - I'm in the process of reworking my running rigging
. I'm curious to see how your run your lines aft to the cockpit
. Which lines do you run? How do you get them aft? Which do you consider the most important to have in the cockpit
I've been looking through pictures of C&C
34s online (mostly found in for-sale listings) and trying to get a handle on the best way to run our main sheet, vang (to be installed), reefing lines, topping lift
, etc.. I think I have resigned myself to the fact that with our boom we probably aren't going to be able to have the reefing lines run aft to the cockpit because they run externally on the port side of the boom and a swinging boom would tigthen/loosen them if they were run back to a turning block on the mast
We are generally casual cruisers, with mostly inexperienced crew. Safety
while reefing is a big priority, but as noted above I don't see how we can run the lines back to the cockpit without a completely new boom with internal reefing lines.
Here's the state of the union:
Boom, Port Side
The 1st and 2nd reefing lines terminate on the boom. Topping lift
is currently cleated mid-boom, which is super annoying.
Boom, Starboard Side
, flattening reef.
Mast Base, Port Side
organizer currently has main halyard
(red fleck) and main sheet (blue fleck). Main halyard
enters the mast
just below the gooseneck.
Mast Base, Starboard Side
Halyard is going to be replaced and we're going to get a haylard bag on the mast. We'll also likely remove some of this deck hardware
(that aft winch
will be moved to the starboard side of the companionway
to handle other lines.)
Horrible cleats & winch
I'm replacing these abominations with a proper triple rope clutch
Well, what do you folks think? For cruising around Puget Sound
, San Juans, etc. and a little bit of beer
, how would you set this up? Pics of your own setup would be hugely appreciated, especially if you've got a C&C 34
or something of similar vintage!