Originally Posted by Jolly Roger
”What an ambitious thing to do. I love the belaying pins.”
Thanks: I recommend them on all types of sailboats, even modern designs. They are excellent for laying off halyards on windy nights, stowing extra ropes, like heaving lines—which you can never find when you need them quick.
Not to mention the time old method of acquiring extra crew...
No belaying pins (yet), but we glassed in a board in the lazarette, then attached several 4" nylon cleats
. A small loop of rope
through the eye of the cleat passes through any coil, similar to those fancy rope
bags you can get for your cockpit
. Except that we can put two coils on each cleat. All of our extra line is easy to find, and uses space that would otherwise be wasted.