Rigging hardware

All the pad-eyes, cleats and fairleads have been installed. All these items are bedded down with marine sealant, and all the screws have been ‘dipped’ in sealant to keep things dry. The horn cleat on the starboard side of the tabernacle is for the topping lift.

All lines required to reduce sail (topping lift, throat- and peek halyards, reefing lines) will be within reach standing in the cabin, while on the starboard side of the boom. The reefing hook has not been installed as yet. It will be a simple hook on the tabernacle beneath the gooseneck to attach ‘flying’ reefing cringles in the luff  (just simple loops of spectra).