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Old 17-05-2021, 07:39   #1
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Outhaul rigging conundrum

I am changing out all my running rigging. The outhaul rigging has given me some pause.

It has a wire line with a shackle eye at the clew end of the boom. It has a double braided rope running over a sheave at the goose neck. All good so far.

When I pulled it out I discovered the double block shown in this photo (ignore the smaller line, that is the messenger I used)

As near as I can tell, the bitter end of the line has to be anchored somewhere inside the boom, however I can't find anything that is accessible to anchor it to.

Any thoughts are welcome

(I apologize for the rotated image, I have tried for an hour to get it find the EXIF orientation information without success)
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Old 17-05-2021, 11:40   #2
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Re: Outhaul rigging conundrum

i had a similar problem with my outhaul on my moody. I ran a new messenger line and then realized that it was dead manned inside the boom at the gooseneck fitting on the boom.


had to drill out the rivets and remove the fitting from the boom. was not pleased, as its not an easy fix or something that could be jury rigged underway in a blow, but glad I did it as I'm sure the line would have broken at some point even though it spent its life in the boom, it was in pretty bad shape.


this pic shows the aluminum end cap that I had to remove and this line drawing shows the rigging diagram...
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Old 18-05-2021, 06:38   #3
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Re: Outhaul rigging conundrum

Thank you for your response! I should have figured it wouldn’t be easy....it’s a boat.
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Re: Outhaul rigging conundrum

This YouTube might help you. Consensus seems to be that you will have to remove the boom and then the end cap. But, I think I see a screw holding your end cap rather than rivets, which I would consider to be good news. Sounds like a long Saturday for you.

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Old 18-05-2021, 11:03   #5
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Re: Outhaul rigging conundrum

use the main haylard to hold the forward end of the boom up and the topping lift to hold the aft end. its like having an extra pair of hands...


but having a helper goes a long way to getting the caps to line up properly as well.
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