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Spinnaker Halyard
My spinnaker halyard runs up the mast, through a pulley then straight back down to the top of the spinakker. I have seen on other 125's a set up using a second line and pulley on the mast that allows the spinnaker hoist and retrieval to happen much quicker. Can anyone help with a picture or diagram of this set up ???
Mooney Mike22-Aug-2006    Edit    Delete 
Re: Spinnaker Halyard
I use this set up on my boat and find that it works very well. you set it up as follows.
the rope that gets cleated off in the cockpit gets tied off to a pulley just bellow the hounds. the rope that gets tied off to the kite, goes from the head of the kite, through the usual halyard block, through the other pulley and ties off to the hounds.
have a look at the attached sketch

Grant Steinback25-Aug-2006    Edit    Delete 
Re: Spinnaker Halyard
You could always set up a double and triple block in the bottom of the boat and pull them apart to get 1:6 pull on the halyard.

I had this in my earliest 125 using bags but I recall you needed to have good upper body strength due to the reverse leverage you were working against.

If I remember rightly the halyard pull was achieved by a single handed 1 metre pull of sheet. The crew also helped by throwing the kite up and hoist was achieved in less than 2 seconds.

This system also worked well for the crew packing away the kite on release, as the halyard wouldn't just fall down due to the friction created by the halyard windings around the pulleys in the bottom of the boat.
steve low1-Sep-2006    Edit    Delete 

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