I just stumbled on this thread which is exactly what im looking for.I am doing some modifications to my Lindenberg 26 monohull and as usual one change necesitates another.For those not familiar with these boats they were a very succesfull race
boat under the MORC rule
which produced some fast and wholesome boats with a useful afterlife as a cruiser but there are a few things that cry out to be changed.The one im dealing with is that they had an absurdly high boom due to some rating loophole,i mean this thing looks ridiculous,i think it could be lowered about 1.5 to 2ft,im due for a new main so this is the time for changes so im going to lower it and also put a 2ft longer roller reefing/furling boom on it resulting in 22ft more area low down.Of course the boom requires a topping lift
and the mainsheet tackle has to be on the end of the boom which at 2ft further aft is in the way of the tiller, i dont want a traveller in the middle of the cockpit
anyway as it prevents you from sleeping on the cockpit
seats so my options are to run a traveller across the top of the transom or go with the double tackle system which is the way im leaning.
So how is it set up? im assuming i will be setting up 2 seperate 4:1 tackles shackled to the toerail near the transom on each side with a single line rove thru both tackles,this boat is fairly wide across the transom,about 6ft i think.