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SailTowery
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Initially Posted - 02/21/2020 :  16:04:34  Show Profile  Visit SailTowery's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey folks! Has anyone drilled holes in the mast for overhead halyard exits? I would like to do this for the spin and jib halyards. Any risk of the mast breaking?

Ben
Little Wing
Hull #422
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Response Posted - 02/21/2020 :  16:08:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Never even thought of it. Is there a problem with the original halyard feeding?

Joe W Hiller Jr
1985 Capri 25
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SailTowery
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Response Posted - 02/21/2020 :  16:45:23  Show Profile  Visit SailTowery's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I want the foredeck to be able to hoist the spin and jump the jib halyards. And the right angles at the sheaves at the deck and then at the turning blocks create a lot of friction.

Ben
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joearcht
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Response Posted - 02/21/2020 :  17:05:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's interesting, My spinnaker halyard exits the starboard side of the mast about 7' up and goes directly into a jam cleat on the side of the mast. The only way for us to hoist the spinnaker is with someone standing at the mast. I don't know if this is a factory set up or not. I would have to look at some other boats to see how they do it.
My boat also came with dual jib halyards and a double foil on the forestay, ostensibly so you could do a jib change without lowering one sail. I've never done that since I race on a rather small lake and doing a jib change is a loser for sure in any condition. I don't see why you couldn't run the jib out the port side same as the spinnaker is on my starboard side. I can try to get some pics of it next time I go to the lake if that would help.

Joe W Hiller Jr
1985 Capri 25
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SailTowery
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Response Posted - 02/23/2020 :  15:14:29  Show Profile  Visit SailTowery's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey Joe! That's exactly what I'm trying to do. The original mast base has all the halyards running out of the bottom of the mast. On your other note, I to, think a second jib halyard is overkill for lake club racing.

Ben
Little Wing
Hull #422
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SailTowery
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Response Posted - 06/30/2020 :  13:25:16  Show Profile  Visit SailTowery's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Adding pics here is a chore. I finished my halyard project with pics on my FB page. Link in my signature.

Ben
Little Wing
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