I'm replacing all the running rigging
on my boat. Which of course includes the jib halyard
. Since I have a roller furler
, once my jib
is up, it stays up for years at a time. Which leaves me with a huge coil of line that takes up space or is always in the way. I can never find a good spot for it.
I was suggested to me to make my new halyard
long enough to make it fast to the cleat, the rest could be of a smaller diameter line that would be strong enough to hoist the jib.Which would leave me with a smaller coil.
But I was thinking what if there was a device that could be spliced into each end of this halyard and once the jib was up and cleated off. I could disconnect that line entirely and stow it out of the way!
It would have to be small enough to go through the fairleads into the mast
and through the block at the top.
Is there something like this out there? I'm sure racers have thought of this to save weight?
Anyone heard of anything like this? My googling has not come up with anything yet.