Re: AF3 halyard & sheet
- Sounds great. Any photo showing the becket block sheeting and clam cleat
--- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "D.G. Cassidy" <d.cassidy@...> wrote:
> On my AF3 balanced lug, I'm using 1/4-inch for halyard and tack line.
> I just started using 5/16-inch line (up from 1/4) for the sheet.
> The 5/16 is much more comfortable.
> Nylon Double Braid is nice on the hands for the sheet.
> I would recommend not going direct from the end of the boom, to a
> single block on the tiller (directly above the pintle/gudgeon) as
> shown in the plans.
> In any kind of wind, this puts the pull on the sail entirely on your
> arm muscles. After several hours of this one day last summer, I had
> tendonitis for weeks.
> This season, I added a becket block to the tiller and put a block at
> the end of the boom. This substantially lessons the strain on my arm.
> I also strongly recommend having a clam cleat on the end of the
> tiller for you to set the sheet in.
> My $0.02.