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Spinakker halyards
Hi all
any particular issues with running internal spinakker halyards asides from potential loss of mast stiffnes?
cheers Nick
nick holthouse28-Apr-2014    Edit    Delete 
Re: Spinakker halyards
Nick, a good question, however, our agreed rules include:...
"(f) The mast section shall be sealed against the ingress
of water except for a 3mm diameter drain hole in the
base.
(g) Control lines or halyards are not allowed inside the
fully enclosed section."....
The sealed mast does make it easier to right these boats. I guess it particularly helps the less experienced/lighter/younger sailors in a fun 'trainer' type of boat such as ours? Also, external is simpler for amateurs(us) to rig/and easily replace ourselves?

crusher28-Apr-2014    Edit    Delete 
Re: Spinakker halyards
Hi Nick
The rules of construction and measurement forbid running halyards or control lines inside the fully enclosed section of the mast. This is why it's done the same on all boats you saw at Easter. The rational for this, and I'm sure the members who were around at the time will correct me if I'm wrong, is to keep down costs, complications with running halyards and to keep the mast sealed from the ingress of water....as much as is possible.
Cheers
Andrew
Andrew28-Apr-2014    Edit    Delete 
Re: Spinakker halyards
Thanks guys
all makes sense, i should download a copy of the rules..
cheers Nick
nick holthouse29-Apr-2014    Edit    Delete 

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