Spinnaker boom downhaul

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Spinnaker boom downhaul

Postby curlew » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:43 pm

Hi all,

am new to the forum but was wondering if anyone could help.

I recently purchased an HR29, and want to know the best and most effective way to rig the spinnaker boom downhaul?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Cornish Curlew

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Re: Spinnaker boom downhaul

Postby Sirius » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:16 pm

I also have a full boom which, as I also have an assymetric spinnaker, use mainly for poling out the genoa. I have two sets of triple clutches with all 6 positions used. As I did not want to make another hole in the foaming I simply use a downhaul (8mm braid on braid) attached to the pale end and fix to a convenient deck cleat. It means going forward but once set up is not a problem. You could run the line all the way back to the cockpit using a turning block or modern slip ring.
Good sailing, Tony, Sirius, 391

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Re: Spinnaker boom downhaul

Postby curlew » Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:03 pm

Thank you very much Tony, very helpful
I'll be trying it out on the Round the Island race tomorrow!

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Re: Spinnaker boom downhaul

Postby Sirius » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:00 pm

Noticed you in Hamble Point when I was there last week. I am at Hythe. Hope RTI went well today.
Tony, Sirius

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