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CS 17 Mizzen Sheet Rigging

Dale Niemann

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I ended up rigging the mizzen just like Tom and Peter.  However, being the not thinking too well person that I am, I rigged it like Peters.  The only problem is that he has his sprit on the starboard side of the mast and mine is on the port.  So naturally, when I was panicked trying to get the boat done for Cedar Key our big event for small boats in Florida last weekend I mounted the block on the starboard side.  So I managed to sail the weekend with the sheet wrapped around forward of the mast and manually loosening it and tightening it.  It worked OK since the winds were fairly light on Saturday and Sunday.  Yesterday, I remounted the block and tomorrow will move the swiveling cleat on the thwart.


I hope you all will learn to plan ahead and think twice before mounting hardware.  In other words, learn from my mistakes.


I think I am going to like the new arrangement.


I also changed the main sheeting to two swiveling cleats and they worked very well.




The converts come one by one.  Take that Graham :P

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