I have a Sandpiper 565, a small fractionally rigged boat. I currently have one head
sail, a genoa
furled on a wire luff that suspends a couple or 3 inches inside the forestay. The halyard
block is externally mounted by a loop held to the mast
with 4 rivets. It is a Harken
304 wire halyard
block with a 1/8 inch SS cable running over it.
I wish to add a second head
sail halyard such that I can:
-furl the genoa
and hank on a smaller sail, then optionally lower the furled genoa
-run wing and wing downwind
It is unclear to me as to how this would be done. Is the goal to get a second 304 side by side such that both are offset from the center line slightly. If so what common off the shelf bits do I need to do this?
Or does a dual wire block exist (never found one yet) that can suspend from the existing loop?
Or am I looking to mount the second halyard above the forestay, perhaps at the masthead, and then have one of those blocks (which name escapes me) to turn the halyard immediately above the forestay?
Any guidance most appreciated.