"I'll probably move my boat back to Fla. or down to Texas coast once Cuba is opened back up. You could spend many, many months just sailing around that island going bay to bay, fishing or diving spot, etc. All in our backyard. You betcha!"
"Lake sailor" for well over 20 years, but have charter and offshore experience. Moved from 23.5 to 28.5 to 35.5 sailboats during those years. Bought current boat in Pensacola, FL. while living in Panama City Beach, FL. for 3 years where I sailed St. Andrew Bay and offshore in Gulf of Mexico, Pensacola to Port St. Joe. Moved boat back to Lake Travis after getting very tired of tourists and hurricanes.
Lake Travis, Austin,TX
Catalina Island, San Diego Bay, Pensacola, Panama City Beach, St. Andrew Bay, Port St. Joe, Charlotte Harbor, BVI., most all the Windward and Leeward Islands down to Grenada...Bequia is a favorite.
Would like to crew on boats mainly in the Windward Islands, Grenada, Grenadines, St. Lucia, BVI, Bahamas.
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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…"