Leading Lines Aft - Part 3
New Deck Organizer
|This is the old three-sheave deck organizer on the cabin top of s/v Rainy Days. |
This had to be changed to a 6-sheave deck organizer.
The new Harken deck organizer is mounted with four 1/4-inch bolts at the corners of the unit. This means I had to plug the old holes with epoxy, drill new oversized holes, dig out some of the balsa core material around the hole, fill them with epoxy, and re-drill the holes to the proper size for the mounting bolts.
|The new 6-sheave deck organizer (with ball bearings) by Harken has less|
friction than the old deck organizer. This will be filled with
colorful lines when this project is complete.
Additional Rope Clutches
|My original 3-gang rope clutch system is shown above.|
|This is the gang of five rope clutches that I assembled from a gang of three |
plus two individual rope clutches. While the stainless steel cap
nuts look a little out of place, they provided a good way
of tightening the 5-gang assembly.
|The underside of the rope clutch mount shows the counterbored holes and |
fender washers on all ten bolts. The headliner panel will cover this
when reinstalled but it must remain off until the
mainsheet turning block is reinstalled.
|The completed 5-gang rope clutch installation is shown above. Only three |
lines are currently in use--more will be added as this project progresses.
|At this point, our sail control lines are lying on a big |
pile near the base of the mast.