Been sailing since 1989, first on San Francisco Bay, then cruising on the Cheasapeake, and now located in South Carolina. Have been down the ICW twice to Florida and to the Bahamas. Have built my own sailboat, a 34 foot Richard Woods design catamaran and sailed her to the Bahamas and back to Annapolis. The boat, Bombay Duck, was sold in the summer of '07 and now looking for another catamaran, a Catalac 8M or 9M. I like to anchor out and explore out of the way places. Also, I'm a member of the local sailing club, the Long Bay Sailing Association. A great group of sailors!
SF Bay, SF Delta, Chesapeake Bay (all over) East Coast from Annapolis, MD to Biscayne Bay Florida. Bahamas Including, Berry Islands, Nassau, the Exumas down as far as Georgetown.
Cruise around locally for a few years and then cruise the winters in the tropics again. Am willing to help out new sailors with boat related stuff and of course, go sailing!
As you know I'm in the process of installing a furling Spi, so I'm very interested on this topic. Did the halyard broke because of the ring or because of the ufo (hope it is called that way :-)).
Another question: could it be…"
"Thank you Sam,
I think your way is the best modification. Rising the deflection point of the halyard keeps it away from the Profurl swivel head.
How did you fix the block to the mast : pop or screws ? Was the mast up ?
What is the make or…"
Did you put this block directly on the "O" ring that originally directed the spinnaker halyard.
With the asymmetric spinnaker we have on a Facnor Spinex furling system we have to put a strong tension.
Is there a risk…"
"Reply by foster 1 second ago
Thanks for the answer.
I think I am going to modify this Beneteau Z spar set up to improve and diminish chafe and then put a new halyard.
Simplest would be to attach a block to the ring. But this…"