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#1 Kapt'n Kirk

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 06:56 PM

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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Posted 11 August 2011 - 08:33 PM

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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Posted 12 August 2011 - 01:52 AM

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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Posted 12 August 2011 - 01:54 AM

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

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 02:00 AM

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

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 02:10 AM

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

#7 Kapt'n Kirk

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 04:32 PM

Thanks guys getting it made up today.

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 12:38 PM

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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Posted 13 August 2011 - 03:09 PM

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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Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:27 PM

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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