I want to replace all of running rigging
due to age and that the halyards are wire spliced to braided line. The top "hat" or cast aluminum
fitting at the top of the mast
has two forward and two aft sheaves (built in pulley blocks) and a rugged connection on the very top/forward edge that I assume is for the spinnaker halyard
block. Can anyone answer the following questions:
1. Can you confirm that the aft pair of sheaves in the mast
top hat are for the main halyard
and the boom lift
2. I assume that one of the forward top hat swheaves is for the jib
3. What is the second forward sheave for?
4. There is a 1.25" single
block screwed into a slot on the forward edge of the mast, about 3' from the top. A line is routed iinternal to the mast through this. What is this line's purpose? It is pretty high to be the spinnaker
5. A second block matching the one described in #4 is installed a few feet above the spreeaders. What is its purpose?
Thanks in advance.