Spinnaker rigging on old Scots

I'm a fairly new day sailor #1090, and looking to learn how to rig the old spinnaker halyard, where do I cleat it off? or do I just tie it?

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the "old way" of rigging the spin halyard goes like this.

the "old way" of rigging the spin halyard goes like this........a spin shackle is attached on both ends of the halyard....one end originates at the port chainplate.......passes thru fixture on the mast......comes back down and ends at starboard chainplate........I attach both ends to a shock chord "ring" at the chainplate.......You can use the either the port or starboard halyard depending on the set.....Cleat the free end on either side to existing cleats on the tabernacle (the wooden frame underneath the mast).....or install Harken cam jams on the forward edge of the cockpit This is what I did on my boat....Simple no nonsense........Steve Ungberg #820

I think you are from my area in New Engalnd - right? You can co

I think you are from my area in New Engalnd - right? You can come to MYC and take a look at some of the old Scots if you want. Some have installed takeup rells, but some are still using the older rigging. There will be lots of people ther on Sunday for 1:00 racing. If you came at 12:00, that would work out. Diane Kampf dianekampf@charter.net

Diane Kampf FS 5857

Thanks so much.

Thanks so much...I think Steve answered the question.. Diane, I do know some of the folks @MYC, Sundays are a little tough, but I may come down (I actally am across the lake from MYC, I'm sure you have seen some of my struggles over the last few weeks, but I'm learning! Thanks agai!

quote:[i]Originally posted by sungberg[/i] [br]the "old way" of

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[i]Originally posted by sungberg[/i] [br]the "old way" of rigging the spin halyard goes like this........a spin shackle is attached on both ends of the halyard....one end originates at the port chainplate.......passes thru fixture on the mast......comes back down and ends at starboard chainplate........I attach both ends to a shock chord "ring" at the chainplate.......You can use the either the port or starboard halyard depending on the set.....Cleat the free end on either side to existing cleats on the tabernacle (the wooden frame underneath the mast).....or install Harken cam jams on the forward edge of the cockpit This is what I did on my boat....Simple no nonsense........Steve Ungberg #820
Can I ask where you installed this? I am envisioning it on the horizontal piece on either side of the mast. Did you install two so you have either side as an option? Thanks. "If the sea did wild or wicked things, it was because she could not help them." - Hemmingway

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[i]Originally posted by sungberg[/i] [br]the "old way" of rigging the spin halyard goes like this........a spin shackle is attached on both ends of the halyard....one end originates at the port chainplate.......passes thru fixture on the mast......comes back down and ends at starboard chainplate........I attach both ends to a shock chord "ring" at the chainplate.......You can use the either the port or starboard halyard depending on the set.....Cleat the free end on either side to existing cleats on the tabernacle (the wooden frame underneath the mast).....or install Harken cam jams on the forward edge of the cockpit This is what I did on my boat....Simple no nonsense........Steve Ungberg #820
Can I ask where you installed this? I am envisioning it on the horizontal piece on either side of the mast. Did you install two so you have either side as an option? Thanks.
I think I found a pic - is this it? I see two unused cam cleats. http://www.flyingscotracing.com/cgi-bin/i/new_scot_images/flying_scot_bo... "If the sea did wild or wicked things, it was because she could not help them." - Hemmingway