752RE: [AtkinBoats] Re: Question for John and Mrs. Atkins
- Aug 1, 2005It's been a long timeand I can't remember the boat or builder but I
vaguely recall someone with a largish catboat sporting a marconi sail with
such an arrangement. He ran metal tubes for 1) the halyard, 2) the
replacement halyard for when the main got screwed up , and 3) a wire
running through one of the halyard tubes to be used to fish another halyard
when the second got screwed up. Honestly, I don't think he figured on all
this screwing up to happen on the same trip, he just didn't like the idea
of ever actually fixing the setup. I also don't know if he went through
all those gyrations with the halyards and wires.
At 01:55 PM 8/1/2005, you wrote:
>I would also think the exit from the hollow spar near the deck would weaken
>the spar significantly. The more halyards, the more holes, the less
>structural engineering integrity of the spar. I don't know this to be a
>fact, but am guessing based on amateur observation.
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