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Old 27-11-2019, 10:51   #1
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Routing symmetrical spinnaker/parasailor control lines

I'm planning on buying a symmetrical spinnaker for my Lagoon 400 S2 and would like advice on how to route the control guys back to the winches.

My catamaran has one winch on the starboard side located close to the seating in the cockpit. There are 3 winches located at the helm station.

The sheets for the spinnaker will be run back through existing aft blocks port and starboard and onto the starboard winch and most outboard port winch.

This leaves two port winches located further inboard, but I'm struggling to see how I can route the control guys back to these winches without chafing.

Any Lagoon 400 owners out there that can shine a light on how they've routed there spinnaker/parasailor control lines? Thanks
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Re: Routing symmetrical spinnaker/parasailor control lines

We have 2 low friction rings on dyneema loops rigged at the mast foot organizer left and right, the down hauler lines go from the bow blocks to the mast through the rings and then to the deck organizer at the respective side on the roof back to the two genoa winches.

The sheets go to the code0 blocks port and starboard to the halyard winch on port and to the code 0 starboard winch. you can additionally rigg 2 barber hauler with low friction rings on the sheets to the midship clamps to control the angle of the tension on the lee sheet depending on your AWA.
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Re: Routing symmetrical spinnaker/parasailor control lines

CatNewBee, thanks ... that's exactly what I wanted to know. If you get a chance to take a photos of how the low friction rings are organised that would be great.

Did you fit additional stainless fastening plates to the foot of the mast as I don't have any spare on my Lagoon?

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Attached to the shackles, ignore the block on the left. Click image for larger version

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Ah, perfect.. thanks a million. I'll give it a dry run tomorrow.
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Re: Routing symmetrical spinnaker/parasailor control lines

I've just received the blocks and low friction rings for my spinnaker.

Regarding your low friction rings... do you just end to end splice the dyneema and then seize the rings with a whipping? or is there something more complicated going on.

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Re: Routing symmetrical spinnaker/parasailor control lines

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I've just received the blocks and low friction rings for my spinnaker.

Regarding your low friction rings... do you just end to end splice the dyneema and then seize the rings with a whipping? or is there something more complicated going on.

Thanks,
Peter
Got them ready to use from parasailor instructor when they rigged the sail and made the instruction sail with us. Great service btw., they also brought all necessary sheets and lines.
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Re: Routing symmetrical spinnaker/parasailor control lines

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I've just received the blocks and low friction rings for my spinnaker.

Regarding your low friction rings... do you just end to end splice the dyneema and then seize the rings with a whipping? or is there something more complicated going on.

Thanks,
Peter
There are a variety of ways to do it. Here is a thread touching on several examples:
https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums...gs-169764.html
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