Thanks Delmarrey: those double sheaves will do the trick admirably, and I can easily fit a roller over the top to keep the lines in the sheaves. I can already see them with a nice teak
encasing to prevent bashed toes.
I actually asked Garhauer, but they haven’t come back with that one, and I missed it myself. Well done.
The lines are: two controlling the fore course furling
: the fore staysail sheet and outhaul
, and later on, two tops’l furling
As regards friction and resistance. There will be fewer blocks using this method than conventional routing using horizontal organizers. Leverage on the 1” thick deck will be negligible, because they will be bolted through with backing plates
and the lines will be clean lead-ins.
As regards other comments: I actually don’t see that it’s anyone else’s business whether I go sailing or not. But for anyone who is interested the boat is nearing completion after a two and half year refit
. Directly after the end of the hurricane
season we plan a years cruise
and the Caribbean