roger''s response

As far as I am concerned, any questions about our boats are fine topics for discussion on this board.  I love hearing how everyone else has handled stuff, and I learn a tremendous amount by hearing other people's questions and the responses. 
 
Nica
Calypso, BCC #6
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 1:46 PM
Subject: Re: [bcc] running rigging details sought

Response below in CAPITALS
----- Original Message -----
From: pelenur <pelenur@yahoo.com >
To: <bcc@yahoogroups.com >
Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2002 12:46 PM
Subject: [bcc] running rigging details sought


> Hello All--
>
> After a very fun first season owning my BCC #86 (1989) "Patience",
> its time for me to get down and fix it up. Among other things, I am
> replacing all the (original) running rigging and have some questions
> for the group.
>
> I am unhappy with the way all my sheets are set up. The blocks for
> the Jibsheets are hanging off webbing slings hitched to the midship
> hawseholes ...can't be right. (ONLY YOU KNOW IF THIS IS WHERE THE SHEET
SHOULD LEAD, HOW CAN WE HELP YOU THERE?) (IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE WEBBING
INSTALL A PLATE, PAD EYE, TRACK, ETC,  JUST MAKE SURE IT IS WHERE IT SHOULD
BE LOCATED.  A LINE RUNNING FROM THE TOP OF THE BLOCK TO THE LIFELINE WILL
KEEP THE BLOCK FROM DROPPING DOWN, HITTING THE BULWARKS)  (The  mainsheet
goes thru two blocks
> hung from the boom which are permanently rubbing/chafing together (ARE
THESE TWO DOUBLE BLOCKS OR TWO SINGLE BLOCKS?  IF TWO SINGLE BLOCKS, BUY A
DOUBLE.)
> (all blocks aboard are wood). (MOST ALL THE BLOCKS ON THE BCC ARE WOOD
BECAUSE IT IS A TRADITIONAL BOAT WITH TRADITIONAL HARDWARE AND BLOCKS)  The
staysail sheets get caught up on
> the foward hatch on every tack. (THIS IS BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT TAKING UP THE
SLACK IN THE LEEWARD SHEET BEFORE TACKING, COMMON PRATICE)I am also adding
all the rigging for
> my new asym spin, including a new halyard (and no spare sheaves on
> the mast).(HOW MANY SHEAVES DO YOU HAVE ON THE MAST? IF THERE ARE THREE,
WHAT IS THE THIRD ONE USED FOR?  FORESPAR MASTS HAVE A TANG ON THE FORWARD
TOP OF THE MAST FOR SPINNAKER BLOCKS
>
> What would really help me is some pictures showing some of these
> items in detail on a boat that works well...picture of the sprit with
> the spinnaker lines, details of the jib blocks and the mainsheet
> blocks. Any opinions appreciated.(YOU ARE ASKING A LOT FOR PHOTOS)
>
> Other questions to throw out there:
>
> - Feathering props: Max prop or Other-brand prop (flex-o-fold, etc)?
> 15" or 16"? (NO COMMENT, TOO MUCH INVOLVED. I LEAVE IT TO THOSE WHO HAVE
THEM)
> - Has anyone every thought of converting one of the water tanks to an
> extra fuel tank? I carry jerrycans on long trips and never use all my
> water, so I figured, why not convert one of the 2 30 gal tanks over
> to fuel? Any thoughts? DEPENDS ON THE MATERIAL OF THE WATER TANK. IF YOU
DO CHANGE YOU CAN NEVER GO BACK.  WATER IS FAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN FUEL.  IF
YOU EVER TAKE THE BOAT CRUISING YOU MAY WANT MORE WATER SO NOW YOU WILL BE
CARRYING JERRY JUGS OF WATER INSTEAD OF FUEL.  THE BOAT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO
SELL WITH ONLY 30 GALLONS OF WATER.
> - Permanent preventer...anyone use a boombrake or similar contraption
> to set up a permanent preventer? THE BCC HAS A LONG BOOM.  IF YOU ARE ON A
RUN THE BOOM WILL DIP AS IT ROLLS.  IF YOU HAVE A PREVENTER ANYWHERE BUT AT
THE END THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY  THE BOOM WITH BRAKE AT THAT POINT.

SUGGEST YOU READ THE PARDEY BOOKS FIRST, THEN MAKE YOUR OWN DECISSIONS IF
YOU DON'T AGREE.  THEY HAVE BEEN DOING THIS MUCH LONGER THAN ANY OF US.
>
IF YOU WANT TO ASK ME ANY QUESTIONS, ONE AT A TIME, I WILL GIVE "MY
OPINION".  YOU CAN TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT.  I DO NOT WANT TO GO THOUGH THE BCC
FORUM FOR THIS.
roger.olson@att.net
>
> Thanks everyone,
>
> Julian
>
>
>
>
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