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Old 06-03-2011, 14:51   #16
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Re: Chickenhead Extension

OK, the pix explain all! And I think that the answer is simple: Buy or fabricate from s/s strap a bale (bail?) that will hang from the pin that now supports your halyard block, and then hang the block from the bale. This will move the block out and down a bit and
should solve your problem.

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Old 06-03-2011, 16:21   #17
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Re: Chickenhead Extension

Here is a whole selection from RigRite; Masthead Spinnaker Bails

And the crane u-bolts are for certain bails.


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Re: Chickenhead Extension

Del and Fon,

Actually, those are not what I was talking about. They all mount to the flat top plate or the mast and would interfere with his light shown in the pix.

What I mean is a U-shaped piece of either strap or rod with two holes in the ends. These holes engage the pin that now supports the shackle of the halyard block. The block is moved so that its shackle rides on the "U". Something like Ronstan RF1046 or RF1047. Things are often listed as "boom bails" in catalogs.

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Re: Chickenhead Extension

Personally, I would move the light around to the side and add a double bail. That way if he uses a spinnaker he could add a sock halyard as well.

e.g.; Z Spars Mast section Z700E - part numbers from 1999 I know this is a Zspar but should give one the idea.

BTW the rod thing is still called a bail.


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