Radical Racing set-up
All: I would appreciate a description--as detailed as possible...or photos!--of the latest and greatest racing running rigging setup. I presume a Scot as rigged by the factory called their Radical Racing setup would be the latest. What I would like to do would be to understand it enough to be able to order the necessary parts from Harry and Karen to convert an older boat. Any help is most appreciated. Also, a couple of specific questions: On the centerboard trunk I have seen what was described to me as a "magic box" where several lines led aft to it were controlled. What lines are typically led to this device? I have seen Scots with spinnaker turtles mounted in the forward corners of the seats. Where can I buy those turtles? And is the mounting permanent or can they be removed when not racing? How does the hiking line work and how long can it be to be legal? I presume it is a line of a particular diameter that you simply hold onto as you hike out, right? What size line works best? Is changing from the little blocks on the aft deck to through-deck blocks for the spinnaker sheets a process that would endanger the balsa core? I presume the holes for the through-deck blocks would be made precisely where the older blocks are mounted, right? Lastly, on the particular Scot I am buying (32XX), there are two holes on the aft deck at each rear corner. Nothing is mounted there but by the rust residue, something was. Any idea as to what? Cleats for docking, perhaps? Again, thanks for any help!