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by Belanich
Tue May 19, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Antal two-way traveler winch install
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Antal two-way traveler winch install

I just finished installing the Antal two-way winch to handle the traveler controls. The 8:1 winch and the 2:1 blocks gives me a 16:1 purchase. 12 turns on winch to go from all the way port to all the way stbd.
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by Belanich
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: 2:1 main halyard
Replies: 11
Views: 1787

Re: 2:1 main halyard

The 2:1 halyard is fantastic. I can hoist the sail by hand, the halyard clutch doesn't slip, I can finally achieve full hoist, there is less compression of the mast. The halyard is dead-ended at the top of the mast so if I need to change the halyard it requires a trip up the mast. I have a large blo...
by Belanich
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: sheaves in boom of F30
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: sheaves in boom of F30

Schaeffer also makes a 2 1/4 inch delrin sheave with the same width and pin as the 2 inch.
by Belanich
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Continuous line traveler control (Antal Line Driver)
Replies: 0
Views: 424

Continuous line traveler control (Antal Line Driver)

Hi All,
I just purchased an Antal Manual Line driver. It basically acts like a two way winch. I plan on installing it to a single continuous line for traveler control. Has anyone done this?
MB
by Belanich
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Freedom 28 Sloop mainsail rigging?
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: Freedom 28 Sloop mainsail rigging?

Hi Rich,
The clew should be attached to a slide that runs along the slot in the boom. Alternatively you can attach the clew to a webbing strap around the boom.
Michael
by Belanich
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Odd mainsail shape - advice?
Replies: 16
Views: 5452

Re: Odd mainsail shape - advice?

By the way I fixed the odd mainsail shape - I bought new sails!
by Belanich
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: what's the best thing you ever did in your boat?
Replies: 5
Views: 1163

Re: what's the best thing you ever did in your boat?

I notice the benefit of the following two changes every time I sail. 1. 2:1 main halyard. Makes a huge difference in hoisted the main. 2. 40 hp yanmar (upgraded from a 27 hp by previous owner). My previous boat was an Oday 31 with a 14 hp universal so that is why I appreciate the POWER!!! Michael Be...
by Belanich
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: B&G NEMA 0183 to new Chartplotter
Replies: 3
Views: 1300

Re: B&G NEMA 0183 to new Chartplotter

I have a similar problem so I was also thinking about installing a Nmea 2000/0183 interface. I looked at the specs of the Actisense and of the Yacht Devices units and they seem the same except for price. The Actisense unit cost ~$200 wereas the Yacht Devices costs ~$150. Does anyone have experience ...
by Belanich
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: 2:1 main halyard
Replies: 11
Views: 1787

Re: 2:1 main halyard

The rigger usually takes pictures of everything he does so I'll ask him. I took pictures from the deck but they are not helpful. I'll post a diagram when I get a chance. Another benefit is about 1/3 less compression load on the mast and I can hoist the sail faster even though I am hauling 2x the lin...
by Belanich
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: 2:1 main halyard
Replies: 11
Views: 1787

Re: 2:1 main halyard

I had my rigger install the 2:1 halyard yesterday. It was definitely worth it! He bolted two aluminum plates on either side of the shroud that houses the main halyard sheave to provide a dead end for the 170 foot halyard. I reduced to halyard diameter to 10mm (FSE Robline Sirius 500) and ran it thro...