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Old 21-04-2008, 12:51   #1
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Murphy Line?

Hello, I helped sail a 48' Catamaran from Annapolis, MD, to Bermuda, then to Tortola. Occasionally we would have to jury-rig a line from the jib clew to a cleat at the beam to pull the cleat out farther than the fairlead track allows it for better jib shape. This seems particular to multihulls because the fairlead track on this boat was on the cabin top, not on the deck. It's not anything I've ever had to do on a monohull. I can't remember what the skipper called the line. I think it may have been "Murphy" line (much like naming the line tied to the boom to a cleat a "preventer"). Is this right? Has anyone else heard of this line?
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When sailing down wind I use a stern cleat with a snatch block often. No name for it, but just about every other part on the boat has a name...*#%@(_+=':....see what I
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I've used them on monos and we called them barber hauls
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I call it a barber hauler as well, although the "traditional" (monohull) use of the term is hauling the jib sheet inboard to reduce the sheeting angle. The mono version of an outboard barber hauler is a "pole".

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barber hauler

[quote=2Hulls;154655]I call it a barber hauler as well, although the "traditional" (monohull) use of the term is hauling the jib sheet inboard to reduce the sheeting angle. The mono version of an outboard barber hauler is a "pole".


Oh, that's right, barber hauler. Thanks! You're right about the mono version being a pole.... and sometimes it's the boat hook!
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I call it a barber hauler as well, although the "traditional" (monohull) use of the term is hauling the jib sheet inboard to reduce the sheeting angle. The mono version of an outboard barber hauler is a "pole".

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Bingo! On a mono you would have been using a pole to do the same job.
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Hello, I helped sail a 48' Catamaran from Annapolis, MD, to Bermuda, then to Tortola. Occasionally we would have to jury-rig a line from the jib clew to a cleat at the beam to pull the cleat out farther than the fairlead track allows it for better jib shape. This seems particular to multihulls because the fairlead track on this boat was on the cabin top, not on the deck. It's not anything I've ever had to do on a monohull. I can't remember what the skipper called the line. I think it may have been "Murphy" line (much like naming the line tied to the boom to a cleat a "preventer"). Is this right? Has anyone else heard of this line?
Thanks for your help.
When you use a line in the same manner but to pull the clew inboard or down it's called a Barber Hauler. The line you are describing performs the same function of making up for a deficiency in sheeting angle so I'd still call it a Barber Hauler
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