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.