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Offline HJ51

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Running rigging
« on: February 07, 2018, 07:24:07 PM »
Getting ready to replace some of the lines on my CP27.  The spec sheet lists both the main and jib halyards as 81' of 3/8" Sta Set.  Any idea why such an odd length since the bitter end is just loose?  Or why I shouldn't add a foot or two to be safe?

Also, no specs are listed for the topping lift.  Would appreciate it if anyone can give me the length and diameter.

Offline deisher6

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Re: Running rigging
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 07:33:45 PM »
Hey HJ51:  The main and jib halyards that are lead to the cockpit are longer than those that terminate at the gooseneck.  I measured my old ones before I replaced them. 

You might consider replacing the topping lift with a rigid vang or boom kicker.  The topping lift seemed to be wearing out the luff of my already worn main leech, especially around the battens.

Smooth Sainin'

regards charlie

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Re: Running rigging
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2018, 08:14:39 AM »
I stitched my new bitter end to my shackle end after I cut it off and pulled it through and cut to the exact length I wanted.  I stitched because I was afraid of losing the end of the line and had no way to get to top of mast and wasn't climbing up it. 

Stephen
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Offline HJ51

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Re: Running rigging
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2018, 12:05:38 PM »
Wow, excellent point Charlie.  I didn't even think about the fact those measurements might be only to the mast (and probably explains the 81' number).  Definitely want them to lead to the cockpit so I will measure.  Thanks.