Does this mainsheet look like it's rigged correctly? photos.app.goo.gl/Rft741Z…
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Looking for a mainsheet block for my Sunfish

I bought an old sunfish this summer, and the sail is great, but I'm missing a few parts, one of which is a mainsheet block. I have a little ring to mount it on to, but I've been looking at ratchet swivel blocks, and they seem pretty expensive. Any thoughts on a cheaper solution?

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Siren 17 Questions: top left clockwise: boom to mast, is there normally something there? Does the end of the boom look rigged right? Does the mainsheet look rigged correct? Thanks!
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Set her up for the first time the other day. Got all rigging handled except a mainsheet which I'm getting soon.
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Would this mainsheet setup work? imgur.com/Y0Z8ZsC
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What's the point of a mainsheet traveler?

I've only been taking the ASA courses, and have no experience sailing (yet!). I'm struggling to understand the point of a traveler, and how it's used to trim a sail.

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What's the difference between these two dinghy mainsheet setups?
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Catalina Capri 14-2 mainsheet swivel block

I have a swivel block for my mainsheet. It looks like this: https://www.catalinadirect.com/shop-by-boat/not-a-catalina/dinghies/mainsheet-swivel-block-set-for-cp-142-c-15-cp-165-c-250/

Mine is still in working order, turns 360Β°. However, the boat is 20 years old and as the block rotates when I move around in the boat, its not quite as smooth as id like. Ive never tried to take one apart but id like to know if that is possible.

I always cover my boat, so I doubt theres resistance from gunk. Maybe it needs a good grease in the bearings? Are there bearings? Can I get to them?

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Apart from this news mainsheet, during marking a road passing by bushes and trees, I ve been attacked by magpies, and I couldn't do my job, I took it as serious hazard and reported to my office. Any way to get ride of this such shit as this is my first job in Australia?
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Quick question: Replacing mainsheet on CAL31, should I use a bowline, a selden halyard knot or another knot to attach new mainsheet to the becket of the traveler blocks?

Thanks for any help y’all can offer!

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Snipe? Pre-tiller extension / post-boom vang period. Crazy mainsheet rigging. imgur.com/GcA26tJ
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Mainsheet tangled
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Make a 4:1 mainsheet easier to pull?

Newb here. 4:1 is my current setup with 2 single blocks on the boom.

What blocks do I need to add to make this easier to pull? Quad on bottom and doubles on the boom? The harken diagram of 6:1 only uses 1 boom attachment. Is that ok?

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Question about my mainsheet traveler (in comments below)
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Mainsheet rubs against the lifelines. Anyone have any suggestions on how to best remedy this? imgur.com/a/htpcvOX/
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Failed sabotage of my friend's mainsheet
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How NOT to handle the mainsheet! v.redd.it/887cosc53jn21
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Missing sailor John Fisher β€˜hit by mainsheet system, likely unconscious’ before hitting water, says Scallywag report sc.mp/2pNIuBW
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Crossing efficiently with a mid-boat mainsheet block?

So I got out sailing yesterday evening, for the first time in years, in a local race. I got to use a club boat which was a Topaz which we were all sailing solo with just the main up.

Anyway, I got going and it was all coming back to me like riding a bike... Except for when I was tacking or gybing and it suddenly felt like I was all in a heap with the tiller, mainsheet, arms and legs all entwined when I crossed sides.

I've come to the conclusion that this was because all my previous sailing experience was on boats setup with the mainsheet block fixed to the transom or a horse across the stern meaning I could keep the mainsheet and tiller to the one side of me and move across with ease but now that I was dealing with something on both sides I just couldn't cope.

Ultimately I'm wondering if there is a trick I'm missing here to make the manoeuvre any smoother or is this just a disadvantage of having the mainsheet block situated in the middle of the boat?

tldr: getting tangled in mainsheet and tiller when tacking because the MS block is mounted in the middle of the boat. Any hints?

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Mainsheet question

How do I know when the mainsheet is too tight? I can tell that it's loose when the sail starts to luff, but I can't see when it's not loose enough. Any ideas?

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hardware for my mainsheet

I just picked up an old boat that I am getting ready for spring. It's a South Coast 22. It is currently missing all of the blocks for the mainsheet, even the port and starboard padeyes that they attach to.

Now I understand I could just go to West Marine and pay $500+ to replace all of the items however I am trying to be a bit more thrifty about it. Can anyone suggest a good place to find used gear other than ebay?

I can understand the cost of certain blocks due to ratchets and other fancy features, however some things seem way over priced. The padeye I found that matches the holes left in the boat are about $100 each. http://www.mauriprosailing.com/us/product/HAR627.html?gclid=CNXIoayg4LsCFcsRMwod_nAAGQ. That seems just ridiculous.

I also would prefer to not pay full price for blocks as well as I dont care much about weight or performance. I dont plan to race, just want to cruise around.

Here is a picture of the simple rigging set up my boat was designed for - http://sanjuan21.net/midwest/mainsheet.gif

Again, any suggestions on where to look or what to buy would be greatly appreciated. If you have gear to sell PM me!

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