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Sail stop
« on: March 01, 2017, 11:29:23 PM »
Last Sunday while moving the sail slugs above the mast gate, I fumbled the stop. It could have fallen into the cockpit or cabin but apparently it heard "swim call". That's not what I said!
I'm considering a leash for the replacement. About 18 inches of 40 pound fishing line attached to the stop with a buntline hitch and secured to the gooseneck.
Anyone have a workable method of saving a dropped sail stop?

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Re: Sail stop
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2017, 09:00:08 AM »
Hey Carry-on:
In my experience they usually bounce once on the deck before hitting the water.  I keep two in the sail track.
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Re: Sail stop
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2017, 09:25:05 AM »
You just have to turn lemons into lemonade - make it a sacrifice to Davy Jones ceremony, and drink some rum.
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Re: Sail stop
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2017, 10:23:12 AM »
I did exactly as you suggested, some fishing line tied to the gooseneck and the sail stop.  Worked fine.  Although I think I had 100lb test line handy.
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Re: Sail stop
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2017, 01:53:39 PM »
After sending three of those ten buck sailstops to the drink (the 23 coach roof is shaped perfectly for a one bounce full gainer), this is what I did.  About $4 McMaster Carr IIRC.


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Re: Sail stop
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2017, 07:11:29 PM »
Thanks to all for the input. I'm feeling better after the rum!
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Re: Sail stop
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2017, 10:38:02 AM »
After seeing the tip somewhere I purchased some stainless steel shark leader and crimp sleeves off Amazon to make lanyards, but that generally requires a hole to feed it through, can't tie a buntline in it.

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Re: Sail stop
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2017, 04:42:12 PM »
After sending three of those ten buck sailstops to the drink (the 23 coach roof is shaped perfectly for a one bounce full gainer), this is what I did.  About $4 McMaster Carr IIRC.



I like your solution, Brackish.

I also want a real mastgate that is maneuverable.



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Re: Sail stop
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2017, 07:02:26 PM »
My sailstop usually clangs, pings and bangs around like a pinball before the great fall, but a single bounce has occurred as well.

I've had the parts to do Brackishs' mod for sometime. Maybe this year I will get around to it, if I can muster the courage to drill that hole correctly.  Sure beats replacing these $&()@ sailstops every time your in a hurry.