Hi - Thanks for all the great help in this forum this week - I am reposting this question in a fresh thread.
One addendum question - what is the best way to tape a new halyard
to an old halyard
so I can pull it through the mast
without losing one or the other to replace?
First of all, the boat is a 23' south coast seacraft sloop
Attached are some pictures of the boat layout now. The mast
has no plates and is deck-stepped and the cam-cleats for the jib
on top of the cabin
need to be replaced (and relocated if I want). The winches on either side are apparently for the genoa
only (the angle causes the sheet to get fouled if I use the jib
sheet with the winch) and has NO cleats
behind it so I need to add a cam or deck
I'd love suggestions on the simplest way to rig this for single-handed sailing - it would be great to run the halyards further aft, although it's fairly easy to stand in the cabin
and work them from the mast without putting myself in any danger
if the water
is rough, but it means I have to leave the tiller. Likewise, it would be nice to cleat the jib-sheets closer to the tiller, and be able to work the jib down-haul I want to install.
Do I need to attach some sort of blocks to my mast to turn the sheets
into a deck
organizer or other leads, or is there a clean simple way to lead them without that?