That's about what I figured out. The blocks I have include the snap shackles. To get the sheets into the cleat, I presume they go around the winch for a 180 turn.
I'll be well enough from my surgery in another week or so and I'm ready to go sailing again. I think I'll hold off on the furler until I play with the jibs some more. I have the fore hatch but have not installed it yet. Maybe that will be my first project.
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Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 9:33 AM
Subject: Re: [macgregor19sailboa ts] Furler or Not
There is an metal pad eye (strap eye) one each side of the cockpit on top of the gunnels (top of the boat). Install a 2" block into each of these. For each side, bring a sheet (control line) back from the genoa, outside the shouds, thru the block and back up to the wench.
I personally like to add a bock to the fairleads (for the normal jib sheets) and take the genoa sheets thru these blocks before going to the winch.
This all goes much faster if you add swivel snap shackles to each of the blocks.
I would also suggest putting a stopper knot in each sheet before using.
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