I have the factory installed bowsprit
, and am using it to currently run my gennaker
The way it is currently installed, I have to reach out to the end of the bowsprit
to attach the foot of the gennaker furler
to the end of the sprit. A dangerous and awkward operation. I saw in other threads the original idea of Lagoon
(to which I had no idea) was to pull the pin on the boat
side of the sprit to haul it on the deck
, attach the furler
, and reattach the sprit. This spring connector has long since corroded shut, and it seems like a poor design regardless.
Is seems more obvious to simply run a line from the deck
to a block on the end of the sprit, and secure it with a clutch
. I see lots of other bowsprit manufacturers that put a clutch
on the sprit.
It seems like the handiest place to put a clutch is next to the anchor
chain rail on the deck, close to the front of the boat
. This would be easiest to use, but might interfere with bridle
deployment and I'd have to secure it to the deck where there is anti-skid texture.
Another option would be to attach it to the bowsprit itself. But then I still have to reach out awkwardly, and the bowsprit is curved so the clutch might not fit well.
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