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Old 06-28-2010, 01:09 PM   #1
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Have got the head and halyard sorted also the clew which is sheeted from the end of mizzen boom. Having a bit of trouble setting the tack. Have tried it from the mast step but think it needs a strop to take it to the windward stauntion base or other anchor point forward of mainmast. Any ideas.
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Have got the head and halyard sorted also the clew which is sheeted from the end of mizzen boom. Having a bit of trouble setting the tack. Have tried it from the mast step but think it needs a strop to take it to the windward stauntion base or other anchor point forward of mainmast. Any ideas.
Hello Sandpiper,

Staunchion base is good option - need to first check to see if it will take the loading. Another might be to use the aft end of the genoa track -- if it is far enough forward. Or to main mast shroud chain plate?

Here is an excellent graphic from Daniel Spurr's "Upgrading the Cruising Sailboat"

Hope it helps:-

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Hello Sandpiper,

Staunchion base is good option - need to first check to see if it will take the loading. Another might be to use the aft end of the genoa track -- if it is far enough forward. Or to main mast shroud chain plate?

Here is an excellent graphic from Daniel Spurr's "Upgrading the Cruising Sailboat"

Hope it helps:-

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Thanks for the confirmation and illustration. I thought I was on right track. My stauntion bases are very strong and anchor points are built in so

I'll give this a go. It should do the trick as I only need to open the slot between the staysail and the main boom by about 12 inches

as the staysail crosses it
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If the stanchion base isn't quite right, you can purchase and install a "recessed" padeye with a good backing block/plate. This type of padeye is just one that has the ability to remove the eye part (so you won't be tripping all over it when the staysail isn't needing the padeye. They come in quite large sizes so you should be able to get one beefy enough for your task. Here is an example...look at the bottom of the linked page.

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If the stanchion base isn't quite right, you can purchase and install a "recessed" padeye with a good backing block/plate. This type of padeye is just one that has the ability to remove the eye part (so you won't be tripping all over it when the staysail isn't needing the padeye. They come in quite large sizes so you should be able to get one beefy enough for your task. Here is an example...look at the bottom of the linked page.

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Thanks for your suggestion of using padeyes if the stauntion is not quite right.

Have rigged a temporay strop to the forward windward stauntion and the stayset well all be it in only 5 knots. I'll reserve judgement until we see how it handles in 10-15 knots.

I'll keep you posted.

Thanks for the input - first time I've used any sailing forum and apart from having a few hassles in the set up and use, I'm now hooked.

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