Originally Posted by Bridger
Wow that looks great, Thank you. My project
list just got bigger.
I had seen the post from Brian T. before and I have his book on order.
Seeing the set-up in place makes it come together, thanks for the pics.
It looks like the lower attachment on the mast
is robust, do you remember what else is there that's not in the picture?
Thanks again, Marty
There is nothing more to it than shows in the photos. It is a fairly routine, simple arrangement.
The turnbuckle attachment tang is welded ss like you would see used for attaching a rigid boom vang
If our triatic stay wasn't also part of the HF radio antenna
, I would consider using an appropriate high-modulus line in leu of ss rigging
wire when it comes time to replace it.
In your case- given you are dismantling on a routine basis- Dyneema
or the like seems like maybe a safer approach that is also easier to work with upon assembly/disassembly... It would also allow the use of a static block [e.g., Colligo Marine
- it is really just a bending point so friction is not an issue...] and perhaps a soft shackle mount at the mizzen mast head
which perhaps provides an added degree of safety
over the roller block on my set-up.
Best wishes with your project.