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Old 15-04-2019, 14:56   #1
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which thread best?

Hi all.

Hadda question for the hive mind about which thread category is most suitable for a query about rigging an asymmetrical spinnaker on a 53' Skookum cutter-rigged ketch. Was thinking "Deck Hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting" but could also see a case for "Construction, Maintenance & Refit".

Prefatory, should say: crux of the biscuit is placement of new asym halyard block and mounting hardware. No bowsprit, headsail on furler acts as forestay, connected directly at highest point on mast cap on high end and maximally fwd at anchor pulpit on low end, i.e. no room to add another block *above* forestay. Mast is deck-stepped 58' a boxed Dougfir. Aware of mast "cranes" but prefer not to go that route (for variety of reasons).

Tho I realize it's "wrong" (it's a commercial fishboat, so must confess there's a lotta jack-leg solutioning already baked into the cake), was thinking of positioning the asym halyard block *below* headsailfurler/forestay but well *above* staysail mastmount, so when dousing onna jibe, close the bag on asym, walk the tamed tyrant thru "foretriangle" (not sure am using proper parlance, but i.e. route asym *between* forestay/headsaifurler and stayssailfurler) and open er up when ready on opposite side. That work?

Such, fwiw, is my thinking, subject to (potentially!) animated correction. Any insights/advice on proper thread selex would be much appreciated. Tx.
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Old 15-04-2019, 21:15   #2
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Re: which thread best?

This is getting a little meta.
Go for the first and be done with.
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