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    I have a Moores Mk 1A, 1996. She was rigged very simply by the previous owner but I would like to improve the control lines. Specifically, I would like to split and lead aft the kicking strap and cunningham. (Muscle box and spinnaker lines may be subject of seperate post)

    I am having difficulty working out the best place near foot of the mast to mount turning blocks. In addition, I would prefer to lead the lines aft near the floor, or at least under the top lip of the centreboard case (to avoid them being sat on or jamming in case) but can’t quite see how without drilling large oblique hole in the top of the case. This seems a high stress area so I don’t want to get it wrong.

    There is what looks like a reinforced pad on the case underneath the thwart near the floor on each side which presumably is where the the second turning block should go – it is just the for’rd bit that puzzles.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Charles

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    Charles,
    If I remember correctly the Moores boats led their split kickers down through bullet blocks mounted low down on the aft edge of the tabernacle, vertically down through holes in the leading edge of the centreboard case top section, round further bullet blocks at the base of the tabernacle, back to further turning bullet blocks at floor level underneath the centre thwart and diagonally up through cleats on the rear face of the thwart.
    Hope this helps.

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    Matt,

    Thanks. That makes sense, I hadn’t thought of using the aft face of lower tabernacle – had been concentrating on side face. Will have a closer look at the base for second bullet blocks next time I’m at the boat.

    Charles

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