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12 hours ago, George Dewey said:

Amy pics of the setup?

No pics of our setup but here’s a GA and photo that I scribbled over showing where the foot blocks go2EEC6F06-D6B9-4F32-9B8F-4AC742F622A1.thumb.jpeg.b52bbd1bd6398c775c1b25b9d1653fb2.jpeg7EDD95C8-134D-4896-938A-F823F66BEA26.jpeg.6f7b3421a76d7d42d8c235f5bc1db3ef.jpegDCF27075-9EA3-4CB0-A76B-FDD6BF459C1C.jpeg.08800bd7c20d6b570d7b739fdd03009d.jpeg

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you can also attach them on the stanchion on the side, going across. of, if you want to do it the fancy way, install a ropeye through deck loop and attach it there.

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The few times I have done this while sailing alone I ran the sheet around the leeward primary and up to the windward one. It made the tack a bit more challenging but I didn't have to worry about breaking gear when the load came on. 

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On 7/11/2021 at 9:16 AM, JL92S said:

Harken 57mm black magic Footblock mounted on the combing in front of the winch and then across 

Is the deck area in front of the winch where these mount solid glass, or cored deck? Just want to know what I'm getting into before I drill. If its solid, it's a simple installation. If cored, not so much.

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12 hours ago, George Dewey said:

Is the deck area in front of the winch where these mount solid glass, or cored deck? Just want to know what I'm getting into before I drill. If its solid, it's a simple installation. If cored, not so much.

Honestly couldn’t tell you!

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I put backing plates on mine just to be sure.  I cross sheet most of the time except for very light winds when jib trimmer is likely to be leeward for proper heel angle and better jib trim visibility anyway.

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40 minutes ago, Goblew said:

I put backing plates on mine just to be sure.  I cross sheet most of the time except for very light winds when jib trimmer is likely to be leeward for proper heel angle and better jib trim visibility anyway.

I was just checking for access Sunday. Good news is there is plenty of access, and most likely the deck there is solid, not cored. I planned to make some backing plates from some starboard or something. 

I was thinking cross sheeting would probably be mostly a heavy air thing. When trimming from the high side, it seems the trimmer can't see the leach.  

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On 10/26/2021 at 11:09 AM, George Dewey said:

I was just checking for access Sunday. Good news is there is plenty of access, and most likely the deck there is solid, not cored. I planned to make some backing plates from some starboard or something. 

I was thinking cross sheeting would probably be mostly a heavy air thing. When trimming from the high side, it seems the trimmer can't see the leach.  

G10, not starboard.

Marks on the jib sheets make the cross-sheeting work better.  

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