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Old 29-06-2016, 11:15   #16
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Re: What are the 3 lines exiting the boom

I believe some misread your post. If they are exiting the boom, you have two reefing points.
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Re: What are the 3 lines exiting the boom

My topping lift runs through the boom, that'd be my bet.
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Old 29-06-2016, 11:30   #18
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My topping lift runs through the boom, that'd be my bet.
Can you describe the full path of your TL?
I fail to understand why/how the topping lift runs through the boom.
Normally it is attached to boom's end goes up to mast head and through the mast down to mast step. It either ends there or goes through a block to the cockpit.
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Old 29-06-2016, 11:46   #19
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Can you describe the full path of your TL?
I fail to understand why/how the topping lift runs through the boom.
Normally it is attached to boom's end goes up to mast head and through the mast down to mast step. It either ends there or goes through a block to the cockpit.
You should look at more boats. Mine has a multipart purchase in the boom before coming out the the aft boom exit block.

I'd have to look but I think about half of my club's boats are adjusted from the boom and half from the mast.
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Old 29-06-2016, 11:56   #20
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You should look at more boats. Mine has a multipart purchase in the boom before coming out the the aft boom exit block.

I'd have to look but I think about half of my club's boats are adjusted from the boom and half from the mast.
I am looking at boats all the time (being a surveyor it is my business to look).
And to the point: please be so kind to describe the path as I have asked. I fail to understand how a purchase inside the boom helps to lift the boom up. I suspect that you refer to an outhaul and not TL but will be happy to find myself mistaken and learn something new.
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Old 29-06-2016, 11:58   #21
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Re: What are the 3 lines exiting the boom

I don't know what it is, but if it is an in boom topping lift then . . . . . the wire coming down from the mast head is fixed in length and terminated there. It comes to a point a couple of feet above the boom and shackles to a line going through a sheave on the end of the boom then forward inside the boom to an external cleat on the boom a little aft of the gooseneck. There might be a purchase inside the boom.
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Re: What are the 3 lines exiting the boom

@meirriba
Re: TL path:
First of all, there is a cable which is fixed at the masthead and runs most of the leech length to the boom end. On my setup there is a small block at the lower end of the cable. The TL control line attaches at the boom end, runs through the small block at the end of the cable, back to the boom end where there is sheave for it. Then through the boom to the gooseneck, down to turning blocks, and back to the clutch at the cockpit. This provides a 2:1 purchase - useful when using the boom as a crane to fish out a MOB, or other.
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I don't know what it is, but if it is an in boom topping lift then . . . . . the wire coming down from the mast head is fixed in length and terminated there. It comes to a point a couple of feet above the boom and shackles to a line going through a sheave on the end of the boom then forward inside the boom to an external cleat on the boom a little aft of the gooseneck. There might be a purchase inside the boom.
This would work. It seems rather unusual though.
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Unusual? Nah! You see it all over the place.
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Re: What are the 3 lines exiting the boom

Topping lift exits side of the boom to keep the line out of the cockpit and provide a semi-handy place to tie off. An inconvenient truth?
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Re: What are the 3 lines exiting the boom

They are reef lines for two reefs. My bigger boat had the same thing.
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As you can see my topping lift works fine
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Re: What are the 3 lines exiting the boom

Your sail has two reef points. Your red and blue lines are one each for your reefs. One of your lines should be longer, for the second reef. Most cruisers will have the reefing lines rigged in the cringles in the sail always, so when it comes time to reef you're not trying to rig them standing on the back of a pitching boat.

Since your topping lift isn't led forward it would also be fun to adjust when putting in a reef.
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Can you describe the full path of your TL?
I fail to understand why/how the topping lift runs through the boom.
Normally it is attached to boom's end goes up to mast head and through the mast down to mast step. It either ends there or goes through a block to the cockpit.
I have seen many TL's running thru or alongside the boom. Most of mine on bigger boats have been a cable from the masthead, with a block at the end. Then a line attached to the boom end and up thru the cable block and back to a cheek block. Then forward to the mast end of the boom either inside or outside to a cleat. Not uncommon at all.
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