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  Spinnaker setup (RichardSchillay)
Posted: 3:16:51 pm on 2/24/2014 Modified: Never
 
Only purchased the mk V , #529, in 2013 and plan on flying the spinnaker this year. A few questions for you guys/gals. There is no deck padeye to attach the pole downhaul. Do I need to add one and where best to place it?  Without a deck padeye, where else would you attach the downhaul? Also, is there a good place on deck to store the pole? What attachments would you recommend?
To put this in prospective, the boat has only been used for daysailing and now I may do a couple of weekend club races (Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club, NJ).  Even if I go spin division, I don't anticipate having a total in crew of more than three.  Need to keep the setup simple.

Richard Schillay
Mk V 529, Great American Nude
Atlantic Highlands, NJ

Richard Schillay,
AHYC, Atlantic Highlands Municipal Marina (New Jersey),
1984 Mark V (#529)

  Re: Spinnaker setup (Katara)
Posted: 3:28:28 pm on 2/24/2014 Modified: Never
 
If it was me i'd buy two Single Eye Spinnaker Pole Mast Brackets and store the pole on the mast and use the lower eye to to attach the shackle to when not using the the pole and keep the haul line in the deck organizer and rope clutch

Gerard Warner
Katara, '79 Mk III
Bronte, ON

  Re: Spinnaker setup (RichardSchillay)
Posted: 3:56:30 pm on 2/24/2014 Modified: Never
 
I'd much prefer to keep the weight low, even if it means storing the pole below deck.  Any thoughts about the downhaul?

Richard Schillay,
AHYC, Atlantic Highlands Municipal Marina (New Jersey),
1984 Mark V (#529)

  Re: Spinnaker setup (Katara)
Posted: 11:09:06 pm on 2/24/2014 Modified: Never
 
how are you running the line now? there is 4 mast head  Sheaves how many are using? My boat i have two triple rope clutches either side . i run three halyards , one not in use one is my  
spinaker pole and spin hal is rope with a block at the masthead . so using the fourth sheave i run my pole halyard . the reason i suggested store to the mast i won't drill holes in the deck so , install one eye at the height the pole will attach when flying and one the length of the pole higher and disconnect the top and control with the line to the cockpit . Sorry i do a lot of singlehanded sailing and like everything quick and easy

Gerard Warner
Katara, '79 Mk III
Bronte, ON

  Re: Spinnaker setup (Katara)
Posted: 11:20:09 pm on 2/24/2014 Modified: Never
 
another thought install a block just below your steaming light and run it back though a block on the mast step then through the organizer back to the clutch . both work well

Gerard Warner
Katara, '79 Mk III
Bronte, ON

  Re: Spinnaker setup (Katara)
Posted: 11:28:37 pm on 2/24/2014 Modified: Never
 
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Gerard Warner
Katara, '79 Mk III
Bronte, ON

  Re: Spinnaker setup (RichardSchillay)
Posted: 8:26:36 pm on 2/25/2014 Modified: Never
 
Greatly appreciate your advice.  The boat is already setup for spin use -- Spin halyard, topping lift, all fed back through clutches at the cockpit.  All except for a downhaul!!! I too am very wary of drilling new holes through the deck --- future leaks.  I'm now thinking of making a small hole through the deck plate that holds the babystay.  Have to check and see if there is room at the plate.  I suspect it is not at the best location --- too far back -- but might be OK.

Richard Schillay,
AHYC, Atlantic Highlands Municipal Marina (New Jersey),
1984 Mark V (#529)

  Re: Spinnaker setup (Katara)
Posted: 9:32:08 pm on 2/25/2014 Modified: Never
 
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Maybe it's sounding better in my head than my actual typing . the way you ran your topping lift back to the cockpit using the top brindle , use the bottom brindle and run the down haul through a block back as well

Gerard Warner
Katara, '79 Mk III
Bronte, ON

  Re: Spinnaker setup (RichardSchillay)
Posted: 12:11:54 pm on 2/25/2014 Modified: Never
 
Sounds good to me. Thanx.

Richard Schillay,
AHYC, Atlantic Highlands Municipal Marina (New Jersey),
1984 Mark V (#529)