I just picked up an O'Day Daysailer3, 17 foot centerboard
. Got a few questions.
Here is the boom end fitting.
As you can see I used one of the end attachment points for the outhaul
and one for the topping lift
is the starboard side, fron the aft end there is a cheek pulley, then a cleat(I have the topping secured there), an eye strap then another cheek at the mast
Here is the port side.
At the aft end is an eye strap then a cleat 2/3 of the way up. Not including the main and vang fittings.
Here is the mast
A clam cleat holds the downhaul
Here is the mast and boom.
Notice how high the reef point is, but where is the reef hook? Also if you look close you can see the slug stop I put in just below the first slug well above the boom.
My plan for reefing is to take a line from the aft eye up to the clew, back down to the cheek then forward to the cleat. But what about the tack and no hook, maybe a cunningham hook? The slug entry slot is way above the boom, guess I could drop the first two slugs into the lower portion of the mast below the slug entry. Or I could do a single
line reef with the forward cheek then back down the port side to something to be determined. Still have the issue of the clew and tack at way different heights.
For the topping I'll probably add another cleat to free up the other one.
What do you think about the outhaul
And finally what is the little fitting? There is one near each chainplate and one on each side near the aft end.