Originally Posted by estarzinger
Interesting, Thanks for posting
the Pic. so 3:1 onto a winch
again. Same as Insatiable II and many of the sydney
hobart boats I looked at last summer.
Interested in how Hawk and Insatiable II's clutches are used. I am guessing that the line is normally made up on the winch
as well as the clutch
, and the clutch is only relied on for when you need the winch, and just before you tack or gybe? I guess it would make it much quicker to dump the lee runner, just flick the lever and you're done.
A note with Hawks setup that isn't obvious from the photo
. The lower blocks must be fixed somehow to prevent twist, otherwise doubles led like this twist and bind. If you are just shackling the blocks to the deck
you need to use fiddle blocks (one above the other) or two separate singles to prevent this from happening.
I'm wondering if Hawks runners lead to the staysail or to the hounds to support the jib