Friday, February 03, 2006

Laser Rigging: Control Lines

I am not going to do the complete upgrade to the vang yet. I am going to start with a simple upgrade with the old cleat block and boom block and the addition of two 20mm blocks. I am going to do a full upgrade on the outhaul (6:1) and cunningham (6:1) using Harken 16mm blocks and the Harken Extreme Angle Cams.

Please comment if anything that I list below doesn't sound right.

Here are the lines I am planning to use:

Vang: 6 meters (19.5 feet) of 3/16" (5mm) NewSwift

Outhaul: (rigging diagrams here)
Primary: 1.7 meters (5.5 feet) of 1/8" (3mm) Vectrus12
Secondary: 4.8 meters (15.75 feet) of 3/16" (5mm) Yale Lite
Gooseneck Line: .62 meters (2 feet) of 5/32" (4mm) Vectrus12
Shockcord: 1 meter (5.5 feet) of 1/4" (6mm) StretchCord

I also plan to use the Rooster Clew Strap and a clew hook.

(rigging diagrams here)
Primary: 1 meter (3.3 feet) of 1/8" (3mm) Vectrus12
Secondary: 4 meters (13 feet) of 3/16" (5mm) Yale Lite

To attach the various small blocks I am going to splice them onto the ends of the lines to keep everything looking clean. Rooster Sailing has some good directions.


Anonymous said...

If you can wait a year or so, you won't need to buy the clew strap and hook. By then another, and better, contraption will be legal; see the Laser Forum

Chris said...

In regard to the Rooster outhaul set-up, what purpose does the 1.1m 6mm elastic that attaches to the clam cleat serve?

Litoralis said...

It pulls the clew of the sail back in when you release the outhaul.

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