{Stus-List} Mainsheet system on C&C 35-III

Tim Goodyear timgdyr at gmail.com
Sat Jan 15 10:45:30 EST 2011

Thanks for the updates.  I forgot to mention that we have 3/4 boom
sheeting with the traveller across the companionway bridge deck.  The
new traveller is Harken big-boat with a five to one purchase and lines
led up the cockpit sides for trimming on the rail. This is too far
forward for the helm to reach easily, but has worked ok for cruising.


On Saturday, January 15, 2011, John and Maryann Read
<johnpread at comcast.net> wrote:
> Tim
> Our 34
> has mid boom sheeting.  Single Harken 3 sheave blocks on traveler and
> boom.  Had to install larger bale on boom when original broke.
> Sheet goes forward to mast then aft to 2 speed winch on cabin roof next to
> companionway - I think it is a Barient 22.  Traveler is Harken big boat
> series with cam cleats each side.  Works very well.   One crew is
> dedicated to trimming main and winch provides more than enough power to
> trim even if fully loaded.  All lines hang down below so are out of
> the way.  That crew stands in companionway and is out the way of other crew
> but can easily reach out a hand to help if needed.  Easy to play traveler
> going upwind to balance the rig during puffs.  Interesting to note that
> from my position on the helm I can see the boom actually sagging when fully
> trimmed in a breeze.  The downside is the helmsman can not easily trim the
> main
> John & Maryann Read
> Legacy III
> 1982 C&C 34
> Noank, CT
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>   Mainsheet system on C&C 35-III
>   I'm going to change out my mainsheet system this year to replace some
>   worn blocks / cleat, as well as trying to make it kinder to the mainsail
>   trimmer and making that position accessible to more people.  The
>   traveller upgrade forced on me when the car disintegrated last year is
>   wonderful and I wish I had done it before.  What do people use for their
>   mainsheets, how do they find them (especially for racing)?  What line do
>   people use?
>   My current setup is a 5:1 with a fine-tune inside the boom (that rarely
>   gets used).  I'm thinking of going to a 6:1 or 8:1 two-speed
>   and getting rid of the fine-tune.  The main
>   issue with the current system has been getting the final bit of trim on
>   (the fine tune would help there) and being able to dump quickly if needed
>   (fine tune can't help).  Something like the Ronstan RF72900 or Harken
>   equivalent would probably work, but that is a little pricey and will mean
>   a lot of line in the cockpit...
>   Thanks,
>   Tim
>   Mojito
>   C&C 35-III

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