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Offline Chris D

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CP16 Loose footed main outhaul system
« on: July 08, 2017, 08:37:36 PM »
Hello all,

   I was curious as to what folks have done to transition from a bolt rope system to a loose footed main outhaul system for a CP16 boom. Is there a DIY solution or is there a product out there that would fit the CP 16 boom track?
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Chris
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Offline Vipersdad

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Re: CP16 Loose footed main outhaul system
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2017, 03:40:09 PM »
I would just tie a bowline with 1/4" double-braid to the sail grommet and then run the line through the eye on the end of the boom; after that bring the line back to the grommet and tie two half-hitches through the grommet and around the boom.  The two-half hitches will keep the clew from lifting up too far from the boom.  It takes longer to type this than it takes to do it.

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Offline Chris D

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Re: CP16 Loose footed main outhaul system
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2017, 10:22:04 PM »
V.,
I appreciate the explanation. The method is simplicity at its finest.
Thank you,

Chris
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