RIGGING

I purchased Flying scot 1119. I think previous owner may have switched main halyard with jib halyard. Jib halyard, upper winch, is thicker than the main halyard, lower winch. STUMBLING BUFFALO

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The upper winch is for the jib halyard, which is a thicker stran

The upper winch is for the jib halyard, which is a thicker strand of stainless wire than the main halyard. FSSA Forum editor

The Jib Halyard is stouter because it shares the load of the for

The Jib Halyard is stouter because it shares the load of the forestay in supporting the mast. Bob New FS 5143 Merritt Island Florida Fleet Captain Fleet 179

quote:[i]Originally posted by bobnew[/i] The Jib Halyard is sto

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[i]Originally posted by bobnew[/i] The Jib Halyard is stouter because it shares the load of the forestay in supporting the mast.
That and during rigging the jib halyard is exposed the complete 80 lbs for snug or 250 lbs for tight rigging until the forestay is attached. Although I think the Flying Scot always used the thicker halyard for the jib, even before snug and tight rigging was used.

Claus FS5074 Ames, IA