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Rich Morpurgo
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sorry I have not posted about this, I must have been asleep at the switch.

I got a bail from Bud. it has two holes for 1/4 inch fasteners. I drilled and taped the top of the mast. It was easy. I Then used a block i bought at a surplus store for the halyard. That way it is kept out of the way of everything so there is no chafe. The halyard doesn't even need a winch. I hoist away and tie it off. When I want a flatter luff I use the tack and tighten it on my electric windlass up at the bow. I run the tack thru a d shackle at the top of the fitting on the sprit (probably should be a block) and run it back to the windlass.

It is a fun sail and makes the boat go in light air very well. The photo was taken off of canaveral on an overnite and the only bad thing was I felt we needed to take it down at dark. I was nervous about having to do it at night. It turned out to be the right decision, as we had 25+ knots by 2:00 am.

rich

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