Re: Spinnaker halyard: how to I attach the bungee cord?
Posted by johnskennedyabcd on 1/13/2010, 10:26 pm, in reply to "Re: Spinnaker halyard: how to I attach the bungee cord?"
You said that if I can't get a pump cleat, to go with a simple system.
By "simple system", do you mean a regular halyard: pull the string one way, the sail goes up. Release the string and the sail goes down?
That "simple system"?
(It does have the remarkable advantage of low cost, fewer parts to break, and simplicity of operation. And with my vast racing skills, the extra 30 seconds to pull up the spinnaker aren't going to change my finishing place at all! )
: Take a look at this website:
: Fireball Rigging
: The halyard and bungee don't
: actually connect to each other.
: Before you go this route, I'd
: recommend that you source a
: Northfix Pump Cleat . There is a
: good chance that you will have to
: order one from the UK.
: If you can't get one, I'd recommend
: going with a simple system with no
: take-up or a reverse purchase.
: --Previous Message--
: This spring I hope to set up the
: spinnaker on my old woodie. I have
: the sail, a double-ended pole, but
: no other fittings.
: I have reviewed the Draycote site,
: which I find confusing. I have
: access to experts in the local club,
: fortunately. But I have one question
: while the snow is still on the
: How does one attach the halyard to
: the bungee take-up cord depicted on
: the various web sites? I'm guessing
: a big knot would NOT go through the
: various blocks, so it must be some
: sort of splice.
: Can anyone give me some advice?