I replaced the sheaves with ones made by zepherwerks. They were made for
1/2 but I only run 3/8th. I'd go smaller but the hand and the winches
complain. I no longer have any wire rope on board.
S/V Sea Hawk
1989 C&C 37+
On Tue, Jun 12, 2018, 4:59 PM bwhitmore via CnC-List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Thanks Josh!
> Quick related question. The existing line appears to be 7/16 leading to
> 1/8 wire somewhere in the boom. Did you change out the sheive, and/or will
> 7/16 line fit? It seems like it might as my reef lines are 7/16.
> Thanks for all your insights,
> Bruce Whitmore
> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Josh Muckley via CnC-List <email@example.com>
> Date: 6/11/18 10:34 PM (GMT-05:00)
> To: C&C List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: Josh Muckley <muckl...@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Stus-List Outhaul replacement, C&C 37/40+
> I did a core to core eye splice which I simply attach to the d-shackle
> which you have shown in the picture. I attach it to the D not the pin
> effectively keeping the clew and the eye of the outhaul tied together. You
> could also use an additional soft shackle to directly attach the eye to the
> While you are at it you might consider adding a purchase system to your
> outhaul. I added a 4:1 internal to the boom and now I can adjust the
> outhaul under almost all wind conditions. I also added a 2:1 to the first
> reef. It is amazing how much easier it is to make adjustments and reef. I
> didn't have enough boom length to accommodate any form of purchase on the
> 2nd reef but since there is so much less sail it doesn't make too much
> difference. In order to create a fixed point for my purchase systems I
> worked with a local fab shop to make a becket for the triple turning block
> in the mast end of the boom. You can see the block in the link below but
> the picture is prior to the addition of the becket.
> Josh Muckley
> S/V Sea Hawk
> 1989 C&C 37+
> Solomons, MD
> On Mon, Jun 11, 2018, 10:07 PM Bruce Whitmore via CnC-List <
> email@example.com> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> Our outhaul is faded and ready for replacement. Currently, it is
>> comprised of Sta-Set braided to wire, and the wire is then formed around a
>> small thimble as it attaches to a car in the slot on the boom. A photo can
>> be found here: Outhaul.jpg.
>> Shared with Dropbox
>> I'd like to just go with a decent line and avoid the whole splice,
>> thimble & nicopress fitting idea. I should have enough room for a simple
>> knot and still have enough travel. But, I need to convert the attachment
>> to the sliding car. I'm thinking, however, that if I tie a 3/8 or 7/16"
>> line to a larger shackle, it may apply too much sideways pull on the hole
>> in the car. Has anyone else dealt with this on a C&C 37/40+ with a
>> similar boom & wire rope setup?
>> By the way, I really like the Novabraid Argus or NE Ropes VPC due to the
>> "nubby" cover that grabs nicely in my clutches. The current clutch slips
>> slightly on my very old and tired outhaul, but I'm not sure a Argus or VPC
>> to wire braid is either possible or even desirable.
>> Thanks for the advice!
>> Bruce Whitmore
>> 1994 C&C 37/40+
>> Madeira Beach, FL
>> (847) 404-5092 (mobile)
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