I made the same exact setup on the runners... those Karvers are perfect for that.
Can't remember if you added a longer bowsprit or not.
Yeah I like the KBc blocks from Karver a lot. As light as a thimble and less friction. I'm using one as well for the 2:1 on the main halyard with a soft shackle.
The new bowsprit is quite a bit longer, the photos below were from fitting it when the boat was still in the shop a while back. I'm not sure yet how the bowsprit will play into our racing setup just yet though...
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Funny thing was that he old sprit was running pretty much parallel but not actually on centerline. It's not original to the boat and believe it was added by the owner that first imported the boat from Guernsey to the Netherlands.Did you change the pole Exit or how did you manage to keep the sprit end in centerline with a longer pole?
Those are some very pretty splices! And the soft pad eyes aren‘t something I had seen for boom attachment points, but makes a lot of sense and is lighter unless I am mistaken?
Like the end plate on the boom, elastic for quicker access when something goes wrong inside or why did you go for that solution?
On that note, what‘s up with the red dynema leading into the boom from the main sheet blocks?
Honestly hadn‘t expected so many pictures and progress, so that is nice to see.
Oh, and what function does the sleeve for the wires in the mast serve? General protection against all kinds of things? Never really though about it, but seems sensible now to use as a light weight channel that takes on strain.
It goes in fits and starts but occasionally I get lucky enough to string together a few solid hours in a row.Looks like awesome progress.
Is it deck-stepped or is the bury just very short?
How does the boom strut not interface with the instrument bracket?
Mostly dealt with old aluminium masts as a user, seen some of the plastic conduits and it makes a lot of sense that things have developed there as well. Doesn't mean anything, but the kevlar cable also looks sleeker!The kevlar cable sleeve/conduit in the mast is just to help take some strain off the cables as well as protect them from halyards chaffing on them. Its actually pretty typical for most mast to have something like this though older aluminium mast maybe have plastic tubing.
That is simple then. Here is to hoping nothing does go wrong inside indeed...For the cover plate on the end of the boom it was just a lot easier to glue in some carbon saddle padeyes with 5min plexus.