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19117Re: [Michalak] Re: Balanced Lug Sail Question

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  • David Cassidy
    Apr 8, 2009
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      On my balanced lug halyard, I use the beads, too, but I have a snap on
      the end of the line and a knot a few inches away from the last bead.
      Snapping the shackle beyond the knot keeps a the loop around the mast
      with the beads at a constant length, so there is never any binding.

      This is straight out of Michalak's writings:



      On Apr 8, 2009, at 6:18 PM, gbship wrote:

      > Phil:
      > Is your mast round or square? When I used the "big bead parrel" on
      > the Frolic2's old, square wooden mast, it worked pretty well, but
      > did have a lot of friction a couple times. It worked perfectly when
      > I switched to a skinnier, round carbon fiber mast. I've only used
      > the halyard around the mast method with the carbon mast, but my
      > friend Olivier hasn't had any problems that I know using that on his
      > square mast.
      > Gary
      > --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "Phillip Lea" <phillip_lea@...>
      > wrote:
      >> I used the "halyard to a block on the yard, then around the mast,
      >> and finally ending at the lower end of the yard." But found it got
      >> too tight and too much friction by the time it neared the mast
      >> head--required way too excessive force to get it block-to-block.
      >> Did not like that at all. Abandoned that in favor of a 1/4" line
      >> with a dozen or so wooden beads from Hobby Lobby looped around mast
      >> and halyard which lets the yard rise to the mast head block like
      >> butter.
      >> Phil Lea
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