I've just had my mast/rigging redone and while I appreciate the extra halyards when
I need them, I have too many "spares" now
I have the following forward of the mast
2 x jib/headsail halyards
2 x spinnaker
and forward of the other sheaves
1 x staysail halyard
Out of these, only 1 will "disappear" permanently for the roller furler genoa
, but I still have 4 left to stow when not in use.
Inner forestay is also removable, it's dynex with a spectra lashing/strop, (floppy) so can be stowed with the halyards.
Masthead rig, narrow rigging
, jib sheets
lead outside of shrouds.
I'm looking for an optimal solution, as I have no restriction on where to mount padeyes etc - and I want no halyard
Last night I tied them all to the forward part of the deck
ring/mast collar and tensioned them with a winch
, but I needed quite a bit of tension to get them all quiet in the 20knot wind
as the halyards lead straight down and need a lot of tension. So this doesn't look like a long-term good solution.
I'm thinking that the solution is installing padeyes to add some distance between the halyards and the mast
, but I'm about to put the non-slip on the deck
, and I don't want to do this twice.
One option is to put a padeye about a foot forward of the mast and tie them all of there.
Another is to install a padeye about 20cm forward directly in front of the chainplates on each side and a corresponding one aft for the runners.
I'm happy to install as many as required. I have a pile of them (and they're all folding), but I want to ensure that the 135% genoa
doesn't get caught up on anything while tacking.
The issue is that I don't have any headsails at the moment (arrival in 4 weeks), and I want to do the work now so I can get the non-slip on ASAP.
Are there any rules of thumb/standard solutions?