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- 01/01/2010 at 11:47 pm #4051David SmethurstMember
I had an external up/downhaul on my previous mast. Dead easy to de-rig – just one little shackle. Following a wizard prang I now have a lovely new mast with internal system, rigged exactly as the W book.
Any tips for making derigging easier? I obviously have to unreeve the uphaul from the boat when taking the mast out but if I use a spliced/whipped loop as before I will have to unreave/reeve the downhaul every time the rig comes down.
So far I’ve considered using a loop on the uphaul for the pole to go through with the downhaul tied or clipped to this loop below the pole. Any other suggestions welcomed.02/01/2010 at 12:01 am #8846Colin ParkstoneParticipant
I would say you have it right Dave, thou I would connect the uphaul to the loop as it is less ropes on the mast when towing.
Much the same either way.
I do not like clips on the up/downhaul as the jib sheet can catch on them plus they can also fail,a knot is safer !
C P 🙂
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