Hiking Rope or Strapes

Can anyone tell me or show me in pictures where/how/what you use to attach a hand rope or foot strap to the centerboard area for hiking out. Thanks, Jim.

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As far as I know, no foot strap is allowed.

As far as I know, no foot strap is allowed. The cap on the centerboard trunk sticks little out so you could try to but your foot under it. The hand rope is attached using a eye strap that's screwed onto the centerboard trunk cap. Look at the "Hand line" of the flying scot store (item #'s 680016 and 680013 or the complete kit 680010).

Claus FS5074 Ames, IA

Claus is right, hiking straps are not allowed.

Claus is right, hiking straps are not allowed. The "hiking line" sold by Flying Scot, is attached to the centerboard cap, and cannot be long enough to extend past the gunwale, or have a loop. It can have a big monkey fist knot in the end. I have my hiking line attached very near front end of the centerboard cap. Phil Scheetz FS 4086

Phil Scheetz

FS 4086

Fleet 163, Nockamixon Sail Club

Ok, that will do it for me.

Ok, that will do it for me. Thanks Claus and Phil, good advice/info on length and regs. Plus Dee at FS sent me a picture of their eyestrap and line on the centerboard cap....between the cap screws and about 10 inches from front end. I think I will make one...have loads of rope and many eyestraps parts from other boats. Jim

Keep in mind that with three in the boat, your forward crew uses

Keep in mind that with three in the boat, your forward crew uses it. It it is breezy and the middle is holding the jib sheet, then the forward crew needs the hiking line. If it is two in the boat, the hiking line often goes unused. In daysailing mode, my kids love to use it to do "head dips" off the leeward side to cool off. Phil Scheetz FS 4086

Phil Scheetz

FS 4086

Fleet 163, Nockamixon Sail Club

FYI, I found out that the hiking line is 44" long of 3/8" dia ro

FYI, I found out that the hiking line is 44" long of 3/8" dia rope and the wood screws are size #12 panhead of 1" length. Jim