Spinnaker Halyard Pumps

As a former Fireball class skipper, our 'Ball had a chute halyard pump so I was surprised to see the article detailing a Scot spinnaker halyard pump in Scots & Water. I wanted to install one in my first Scot, but after examining the Scot Class specs, the sentence "Only one-to-one hoist arrangements are permitted" put an end to my plans, as a pump is a 1:2 system as shown in the article. I even consulted one of our class leaders in pushing the envelope, Graham Hall, and we agreed they probably were not allowed in Scots. The class should either change the wording in the specs or have the Measurer issue a CMR to clarify the issue. Finally, I like the Chute Halyard set-up in my newer Scot as delivered by the factory with the clothes line retractor. It does everything the system in the article does except provide the 1:2 reverse purchase.

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You are correct.

You are correct. Halyard Pumps are prohibited in the Flying Scot class. I too like the spin halyard system, with take up real, that comes from the factory. I've actually made a small tweak to the factory designed system reducing the parts count by using a Harken Xtreme fairlead, instea of a cheek block mounted on top of the spin cleat. Happy New Year! -Michael http://www.FlyingScotSouth.com
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[i]Originally posted by Hot Wheels[/i] [br]As a former Fireball class skipper, our 'Ball had a chute halyard pump so I was surprised to see the article detailing a Scot spinnaker halyard pump in Scots & Water. I wanted to install one in my first Scot, but after examining the Scot Class specs, the sentence "Only one-to-one hoist arrangements are permitted" put an end to my plans, as a pump is a 1:2 system as shown in the article. I even consulted one of our class leaders in pushing the envelope, Graham Hall, and we agreed they probably were not allowed in Scots. The class should either change the wording in the specs or have the Measurer issue a CMR to clarify the issue. Finally, I like the Chute Halyard set-up in my newer Scot as delivered by the factory with the clothes line retractor. It does everything the system in the article does except provide the 1:2 reverse purchase.
Michael Mittman FS# 5804, Fleet 23 Corinthian Sailing Club White Rock Lake Dallas, TX

Michael Mittman

FS 5804, Fleet 23

Corinthian Sailing Club

White Rock Lake, Dallas, TX, USA