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Bobstay line

Postby Julian Porter » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:18 pm

Why is the line from the bobstay led back into the cockpit rather than cleated off at the bowsprit. Why would I want to change the tension on jib downhaul?
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Re: Bobstay line

Postby erbster » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:39 pm

I wouldn’t. The line holding the bowsprit down is cleared on the top of the bowsprit on every CC I’ve seen. You just sweat it to put as much tension on as possible and then forget it.


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Re: Bobstay line

Postby Julian Porter » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:59 pm

I’ve no idea why there is 12m of line on mine!


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Re: Bobstay line

Postby Greybeard » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:48 pm

It could have been used for providing some assistance when lowering/raising the mast, or possibly lifting the bowsprit when amongst moorings.

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