19117Re: [Michalak] Re: Balanced Lug Sail Question
- Apr 8, 2009On 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:
> 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.
> --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "Phillip Lea" <phillip_lea@...>
>> 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
>> Phil Lea
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