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Kapt'n Kirk

Main Halyard lenght

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Too lazy to search and far to lazy to take the old one off and measure. Can someone tell me how long this needs to be so I can get one made and only mess around up the rig once. Thanks guys.

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Too lazy to search and far to lazy to take the old one off and measure. Can someone tell me how long this needs to be so I can get one made and only mess around up the rig once. Thanks guys.

 

Ordered mine from APS length seems okay, but the length of the Back Stay was way to short.. Had to Increase the top cascade to 112 inch's and everything okay now..

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Measures taken from the rigger that did ours 3.5 years ago:

 

142' of 1/4" blue Validator II Vectran

7' of 3/16" amsteel blue/Lightning

 

 

The amsteel end (top of the mast) is supposed to have better chafing property, while vectran is better for creeping.

 

Note: Measures are from invoice: so I suspect that after splicing and eye was made the total length is somewhat shorter (2-3 feet?).

 

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Cazza, that must be a 2:1 halyard, what's your experience with that? Good, bad? Seems tempting to me.

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Cazza, that must be a 2:1 halyard, what's your experience with that? Good, bad? Seems tempting to me.

 

 

Yes, 2:1 is what he asked for. It works great: we used to have slipping problems, no more (we have also upgraded to lewmar clutches). We just use the clutch (no stopper) for the main, even in very strong winds. We use a tylaska h5 shackle: http://www.tylaska.com/H5.html

 

Cazza

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Too lazy to search and far to lazy to take the old one off and measure. Can someone tell me how long this needs to be so I can get one made and only mess around up the rig once. Thanks guys.

 

if you are clipping it to the back of the boom when not in use then mast height x 4, 56m or there abouts

 

it gives you a little extra for the splice and a bit extra for redoing the splice when you want to move it or end for end it

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Cazza, that must be a 2:1 halyard, what's your experience with that? Good, bad? Seems tempting to me.

 

is it really necessary to have a 2:1 main halyard? 1:1 too heavy?

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it's mostly about the clutch slipping, many back up the clutch with a cam cleat for extra holding power

halyards are small diameter 6-8mm

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it's mostly about the clutch slipping, many back up the clutch with a cam cleat for extra holding power

halyards are small diameter 6-8mm

 

thanks.

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