Greetings to the Brains' Trust
I am using this 7 weeks of Ground Hog Daying time on an oil
rig tow from Singapore
to Cape Town
to fill in the considerable gaps in my sailing knowledge that I never have time to do when at home. Too busy doing engine maintenance
= How tight should I have the luff rope
on the screecher on my cat (47ft Tennant)? The sail is tacked onto a furler
at the end of the prodder which is attached to the inside of both hulls by ?spectra rope
. I have reinforced the backing plates
in the bows as I was considering hanging the parachute anchor
off there until I decided that attaching it to the bow crossbeam for ease of retrieval & bridle
adjustment was preferable.
That is Q2
- is attaching the sea anchor
off the crosssbeam a good idea?
That prompts me to add "replace prodder lines"
to my TO DO list - if I ever get back to the boat from this oil
My boat is 8 years old and I have no idea whether those red support ropes are spectra or not. I better replace them as I hate to think what would else would break if one broke with the screecher up and the prodder was yanked up and over to one side. NO, that does not bear thinking about. Not worth ruining my day.
I guess this brings me to Q3
= what should those supports for the prodder be made of?
any help will be taken on board and ruminated over in those early morning mulling times.