I recently purchased a new Z Spar boom (Z480). The head
and end castings both have 4 sets of sheeves for whatever. I also have a new loosefooted mainsail
The "question" is; Has anyone run their outhauls down to the deck
, thru oranizers and back to the cockpit
I figure with a loosefooted main I'll want the option of easing off or hauling in at will from the cockpit
Two of the sheeves are dedicated to the mainsail reefs
which already run to the cockpit.
My old SparCraft boom has two sets of purchase
blocks inside the boom for the outhauls.
It doesn't look that hard! I already have a couple blocks for the reefs
under the gooseneck on deck
. And there's room for adding a couple more.
In this pic the reefing system has not been completely installed yet but you can see the configuration. The reef lines now go over towards the organizers, thru base cheek blocks and back to a cam-cleat back by the halyard
What say you??????