Originally Posted by Sandpiper' date='28 June 2010 - 08:09 PM
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.
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:-