Thnaks for the correction, bow is the bend in the mast when I attach the ABI release lever or when I tention the babystay. I had a alot of problems with pumping. I had to re-head and also repace parts
of the rod rig due to fatigue induced by pumping.
My rigger was the one suggesting that I don't go crazy spending money
on low stretch line, and just get the plyester double braid line and splice it into a thimble. The stretching will stop. The other reason why I did this is storage
. I setup a self retracting runners with bungee cord going from the lower spreader chainplate to a block. The runner is a continuous line that goes thru that block, then through a snatch block on a toerail and to a winch. The lazy runner is retracted neetly all the way to the lower shrowd base leaving the end still in the cockpit This setup allows me to tack without leaving the cockpit to secure the lazy runner.
John, thanks for all your input. This was very good information for me. Does anyone know if those low stretch ropes can also be spliced onto a thimble? Do I need a whole new splicing tool set for this or is the one I am using for double braid plyester line gonna work?
Today I did another trip up the mast. This time to attach an external block for the storm gib halyard
. I used a sheafer padeye with a block. I actually sawed off a small section of my spinnaker car to use as the base so that the padeye can by fastened to the leading edge of the mast. I had no other ideas on how to attach that padeye and the rigger said it has to be on the leading edge and not off centered.
Anyway, thanks again for a very informative input. Great!
joil awesome pic of the bow. I don't think I will ever be doing that with my rig. But I am sure some other C&C racing fanatics have done it.