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Outhaul Suggestions

Post by DaveC426913 » Wed May 15, 2019 10:20 pm

I'd browse the Mods section but it is offline. :(

Looking to upgrade my mainsail outhaul. Probably with a 2:1, but I'm open to suggestions.
(Mostly I want to get all that running rigging off the end of the boom.)

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Re: Outhaul Suggestions

Post by Newell » Thu May 16, 2019 9:28 am

Couldn't find pic to show my outhauls. Placed internal sheave inside boom for 1:2 then added small block to sail clue for 4:1, small plastic V cleat for adjusting. Can adjust easily underway in most wind conditions.

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Re: Outhaul Suggestions

Post by DaveC426913 » Sat May 18, 2019 9:00 am

Newell wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:28 am
Couldn't find pic to show my outhauls. Placed internal sheave inside boom for 1:2 then added small block to sail clue for 4:1, small plastic V cleat for adjusting. Can adjust easily underway in most wind conditions.
I was wondering about the strength of the gear.

Do you use 3/8" line?

I wondered if a plastic V-cleat would be strong enough. After all, this is high tension rigging.

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Re: Outhaul Suggestions

Post by Newell » Sat May 18, 2019 11:45 am

I believe 3/32 braided line, remember it's 4:1 so load is divided. I did a terrible jibe 2 years ago that bent both my boom and cabin top traveler the outhaul was fine. :macx:

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Re: Outhaul Suggestions

Post by Newell » Sat May 18, 2019 11:49 am

Re-visiting, my outhaul is 8:1.

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Re: Outhaul Suggestions

Post by DaveC426913 » Sat May 18, 2019 2:29 pm

Newell wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:49 am
Re-visiting, my outhaul is 8:1.
What sorcery is this??

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Post by DaveC426913 » Sun May 26, 2019 10:35 pm

Would anybody else agree that 3/32 is sufficient for an outhaul adjuster line?

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Re: Outhaul Suggestions

Post by DaveC426913 » Mon May 27, 2019 8:55 am

Dang. Just when I thought I was ready to upgrade my outhaul.

I could combine it with a Cunningham, or a reefing system.

Decisions decisions...

https://www.catalina36.org/comment/62384#comment-62384

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Re: Outhaul Suggestions

Post by DaveC426913 » Mon May 27, 2019 9:07 am

The more I research this the more I want to do.

Frankly, I don't have much use for an outhaul - I never adjust it now. My real motivation was to get all that line and tackle off the end of the boom, which is getting quite busy, between topping lift and leach reefing line.

I think I should start a new thread.

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