Or maybe it’s called a rope clutch? I DUNNO. Anyway, it’s the thing that holds lines fast and makes line handling a million times easier, especially single handed. No HILARIOUS JOKES this entry because installing this thing was MAD boring and also I am tired and cold and actually super grumpy. I haven’t eaten for a while so maybe I’m hangry? Anyway, I digress. ONWARDS
First I lined it up, drilled and tapped one hole
Then I drilled and tapped all the others. There is a metal plate under the fiberglass here, so I could tap into the metal so the thing could screw down securely.
Then I countersunk the holes and put butyl tape on the screws
and screwed it down
Then, I decided to run the spinnaker halyard back to the cockpit to take advantage of my BRAND NEW TWO CLUTCHES.
Unfortuntly I had to install a new block at the mast first which SUCKED as it was getting very windy and cold and I am a huge pansy.
Then put the block on
Hooray I did it, I’m the best
ALSO, I didn’t write about it but I replaced the traveler lines and the topping lift line as they were old as balls and looked HELLA grubby and I had an attack of OCD next to the brand new outhaul/reef line and apparently I can’t stop spending money. I also replaced the sheaves near the mast on the boom and added washers to stop the line falling off. FASCINATING