{Stus-List} C&C 35-3 cabin top setup

Tim Goodyear timgdyr at gmail.com
Wed Jul 28 16:27:07 EDT 2010


I bet you're constantly using those 2 spin halyards for peels - same as we
are for jib changes on Wednesday night short courses...

Tim

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 4:14 PM, Morgenstern, Keith E CIV SEA 08 NR <
keith.morgenstern at navy.mil> wrote:

> You have 2 jib halyards.  Now I'm jealous.  I only have 1, plus 2 spin
> halyards.
>
> -Keith Morgenstern
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Goodyear [mailto:timgdyr at gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 11:32 AM
> To: cnc-list at cnc-list.com
>  Subject: Re: {Stus-List} C&C 35-3 cabin top setup
>
> Port Side:
> - Baby stay - definitely need a winch on this despite 4:1 purchase
> - Cunningham - adjust by hand
> - Outhaul - no magic box, so need a winch
> - Reef 1 - same as outhaul
> - Jib halyard 2
> - (Spin halyard 2 at mast - would replace the Cunningham if I rigged
> that to a cam cleat)
> - (Reef 2 not rigged - would replace the spin foreguy if rigged to a cam
> cleat)
> - (Reef 3 not rigged, but might be fun some time)
>
> Starboard (we do port roundings 95% of the time):
> - Main halyard
> - Jib halyard 1
> - Spin halyard 1
> - Spin pole topping lift (high load at times)
> - Spin foreguy (rigged to pole end, and always adjusted by hand)
>
> We are a somewhat go-fast boat..., so the main is on a traveler on the
> bridge deck, and adjusts by hand.  We have a hydraulic vang, which keeps
> the boom up too, so no need for a boom lift.  I find it easier to have
> clutches that work the same across the board; the pit crew has plenty to
> think about as it is.  We never use the winches at the mast base.
>
> Tim Goodyear
> Mojito
> C&C 35-3 1984
>
> On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 9:52 AM, Morgenstern, Keith E CIV SEA 08 NR
> <keith.morgenstern at navy.mil> wrote:
>
>
>        My question is mainly aimed at the 35-3 folks, but I'm sure
> other C&C's
>        have the same affliction.
>
>        As my boat came from the factory, there are a plethora of
>        big-clunky-clutches on the cabin top.
>
>        12 of them.
>
>        Some of them are for good reason, like halyards.
>
>        Some of them are just overkill, like for the boom topping lift.
>
>        So what have the go fast 35-3's done?
>
>        I figure I need exactly 6 honest-to-goodness clutches:
>        4 halyards (main, jib, spin x2)
>        1 main sheet
>        1 reef line.
>
>        The rest, like outhaul (12:1), centerboard (4:1), spinpole lift,
>        babystay (4:1), boom lift (2:1), have enough purchase, that they
> can be
>        adjusted by hand and should never need a winch, and thus never
> need a
>        full-blown-clutch.
>        So a standard, small, easy to adjust cam cleat should be fine.
> In
>        theory. :)
>
>        But real-estate on the cabin top is at a premium.
>
>        So, thoughts?
>
>        I figure when all is said and done, I should have 6 clutches
> that either
>        get sold or are spares for future breakages.
>
>        -Keith Morgenstern
>
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