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  1. Right, the bars solved the wear issues for the spi halyard. The second external spi sheave was rigged with a cheap halyard, as safety and for the few coastal races we did. It saved the day at least once when we "sky-ed" the inner spi halyard... :-)
  2. funny, if I remember well your mast has a similar mod on the spi exit for the same reason. Not the whole struct at the bottom, but two rods welded to the sides of the sheave to prevent chafe. I think it worked because I forgot about it after we did it many years ago...
  3. When you are up inspect the 6 rivets of the tang where the top of the forestay is attached. There's a lot of load there, especially on the upper 2s.
  4. These are the best pics I could find. Not much, but it will give you an idea of what you'll find up there. We used either the main or the spi halyard, using the jib halyard as a backup. 2:1 in sf bay is a must to reduce the load on the clutches (that are already upgraded on your boat).
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    Flying Tiger hanging by the rudder

    ...let me try. That is a fast boat?
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    Flying Tiger hanging by the rudder

    Classic FT10 forum shitfight... never thought I'd be missing one of those, but 14 years later I actually do. Must be the lockdown... Cazza!
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    Flying Tiger hanging by the rudder

    Thanks! I'm sure DAMAN IS SMILING SOMEWHERE! (and he's doing it in all caps... :-)
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    Flying Tiger

    All is well Filippo... I was indeed on board for that first sail with my camera and cheesy music too :-)
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    Flying Tiger

    It appears that the threads are still in the forum, but they don't seem to be searchable. Here are some good ones:
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    Flying Tiger

    ...and here is the story narrated by Bob:
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    Flying Tiger

    It began in the Anarchy 30 thread. I believe it was the old version of the SA forum and those posts might have been lost in the move to the new version. The wikipedia entry has part of the story: Good times... sometime I wonder where BIAM must be nowadays :-)
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    Flying Tiger

    Rather than using a fractional what we actually did was to build a small mast top kite, about 90 sqm I believe, much smaller and flatter than the class kite. It was still very fast, but much more manageable than class kite in strong winds or when shorthanded.
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    Flying Tiger

    The tang to which the forestay is attached to, has a second hole right above the one used by the forestay (see picture). I always thought that if you have a second external spinnaker halyard you could attach a block there, and pass the halyard through that block on his way down. WARNING: I never actually did try this solution, as I wasn't sure that tang would be appropriate to take the load of the frack spi. Do your own assessment and tests if you want to give it a try... While you are inspecting the mast take a look at the rivets that keep the tang attached to the mast. The forestay pulls quite hard there, and you may want to replace all of them, or those that might be pulling out as in the picture
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    Seascape 24 in the works

    this is in german, but there's a nice video of the boat inside and outside:
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    Flying Tiger

    yes, the builder would typically send replacement/improvements parts (mast step, transom G10 reinforcement, ...) and in many cases did cover the cost of work at local yards. This is #15 still going strong in San Fran with the new owner... Cazza