[Public-List] #56 Topping Lift Question

George Dinwiddie via Public-List public-list at lists.alberg30.org
Thu Sep 21 21:04:01 PDT 2017


1/8" seems a bit small, but it could be that the block at the masthead 
was designed for wire. I think 3/16" or 1/4" line is more common.

The ones I've seen with wire rope have been fixed at the masthead and 
have a braided line tackle between the wire and the boom. That seems 
overkill, to me, as stretch really isn't an issue.

  - George

On 9/21/17 10:52 PM, James Cowhey via Public-List wrote:
> This is my first post since taking ownership of #56 Mo Cuisle, formerly Inherit the Wind.  I'v already learned a few things from the listserv.  I'm sure I'll have more questions as I get to know her.
> A previous owner rigged the topping lift with 1/8 inch braided line.  I this a racing modification?  The line runs from the end of boom to a block at the masthead to a cleat near the bottom of the mast.  The line seems too stretchy, but I've only ever seen wire rope topping lifts.  What is the preferred or OEM rig for the topping lift on these boats?
> I haven't owned a boat in over fifteen years, and I ended up buying this one in July and it was the first one I looked at when I considered ownership again.  These are special and beautiful boats.
> Thanks.
> James Cowhey
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