mainsheet

  1. adam

    Two years of trouble with mainsheet - SOLVED

    Ever since I bought my Ericson 29 almost 2 years ago, I've had trouble with the mainsheet. I've consistently had trouble getting the mainsheet into the cam cleat, and also releasing the sheet from the cam cleat, which felt very dangerous in high winds. I thought the problem was the angle of...
  2. adam

    Mid-boom mainsheet rigging?

    I have a problem with my mainsheet rigging. There are 3 blocks on the boom, which are all behind the traveler. This means that the fiddle block and cam for the mainsheet are tilted 45 degrees backward. This setup means that I cannot pull from chest level where I have the most leverage, and it...
  3. ignacio

    Gooseneck toggle, reef hooks, and mainsheet (oh my)

    Hi everyone, Wondering if I can get some feedback on this. Take a look at the shots below. Before you comment, you should know that I just got this boat last month, and what you see here is prior owner rigging work. :egrin: Ok, here goes: 1. You'll note the gooseneck toggle and how...
  4. E

    E 30+ Mainsheet through a rope clutch?

    Recent owner of a 85 30+. I have heard pros and cons of running the mainsheet through a rope clutch located forward of the starboard cabin mounted winch. Some have said this is a must. Others have said they would never do this. Right now my mainsheet is simply wrapped around the self tailing...
  5. Loren Beach

    Reeving the main sheet

    http://www.harken.com/rigtips/Reeving_Diagrams.php I just found this while searching for a larger and easier-to-read version of the diagram for my main sheet configuration. These are great PDF drawings from Harken, for several different block setups. You can d/l any or all and print 'em...
  6. R

    A different mainsheet idea?

    I singlehand my E38 occasionally and I can handle it pretty well but the mainsheet winch being on the cabintop is a bit of a pain. Leads to some jumping about in the cockpit to keep up with the trimming sometimes. Thats where I had this idea..... At the boatshow I saw a few boats with a...
  7. R

    Mainsheet on the Cabin Top

    As a way of making the boat a bit more family friendly, I am considering relocating the mainsheet on my '78 E34t to the cabintop using a bridle system (2 mainsheets in a triangular configuration attached to fixed points on the cabin top) to save on the expense of installing a traveller. I plan...
  8. T

    23-2 Mainsheet traveler conversion

    Apparently, I have one of the few remaining 23-2's without a main sheet traveler. Just a padeye on the cockpit sole. Now that I have a new paint job, bottom paint, new main, and outboard motor, I guess its time to shake the piggy bank again and upgrade the sail controls. So all of you who have a...
  9. D

    Mainsheet Traveler

    We have a Ronstan 1-1/4" "I-beam" traveler for our mainsheet. The becket on one of the control ends snapped, I need to replace the control end. While I am at it, I'd like to replace the traveler car and the other control end. I want to keep the existing track. According to the Rig-right...
  10. S

    Mainsheet....

    Ted, The harkens are 75mm carbo blocks. #2665 is the triple/becket 3639lb SWL ,#2660 is the single 1213lb SWL, #2662 is the double 2426lb SWL. I still am hesitant to load up these all plastic blocks but the Triple has a break strength of 10,000lbs! The lewmars look stronger but I think its...
  11. C

    New Mainsheet recommendations

    I recently upgraded the blocks for my mid-boom sheeting setup and doubled up the purchase. Subsequently, I need a longer mainsheet. Sailnet has some attractive pricing for Sta-Set and Sta-Set X. Has anyone used either for a mainsheet? Any comments as to 'hand' and wear and UV degradation? I...
  12. D

    pros and cons of mainsheet attachment

    I found a boom from a Dana 24 to replace my broken original equipment E27 boom. The mainsheet attachment point on the Dana is at the end of boom, whereas, the E27 is mid boom. Which is better:::::A.) drilling mid boom holes and installing stainless steel bail hoops like the E27 originally had...
  13. T

    Working load on Mainsheet, E30+

    :confused: I am in the process of upgrading the mainsheet traveler on my E30+ with a Harken system. I thought I would also at the same time, go from 4:1 to 6:1 on the mainsheet itself. The current 4:1 system is a little worn looking, and I would also like to make it easier for my wife to...
  14. B

    Changing purchase on E30+ mainsheet

    Hi everyone, I'm new here. Bought an Ericson 30+ last year (I'm in Dallas) and was wondering if anyone has increased thier mainsheet purchase from the factory 4-1. Love the boat, but my wife finds it hard to release the main when it is sheeted in tight. I'm looking for ideas.
  15. K

    E26 mainsheet traveller

    I am installing a dodger on my '84 Ericson 26. In the process of setting up the mainsheet traveller to better accommodate the dodger, I have discovered that all the screws used to fasten the traveller to the cabin top have seized. Two of them have already snapped off, and will need to be drilled...
  16. M

    mainsheet traveler arch

    Hey guys and gals, I'm thinking about fabricating a "Hunter" style arch for my 1978 E-32. Anyone have experince with an overhead traveler? I like the look of the foward rake and its ability to accomadate a bimini. I like end of boom sheeting and don't feel that putting the traveler in front of...
  17. F

    Mainsheet System

    Call it a mid-life crisis, but I have decided to get back into some club racing on my 1987 E 26. One of my major concerns has always been the Main sheet System and specifically, it's inability to really flatten the main under load. As it came from the factory, the mainsheet runs through a cam...
  18. B

    Mainsheet

    I am looking for comments on different layouts for the mainsheet. My current layout is an end boom setup with attachment points on each side of the cockpit. I am considering a mid boom layout with a triangular setup over the companionway, it is said to be taken from an older Pearson layout. I am...
  19. T

    Mainsheet traveler, Ericson 30+

    I was thinking of upgrading the traveler car and the cam cleats on my Schaefer mainsheet traveler, which I think is original to the boat. Does anyone have experience which buying upgraded hardware from Schaefer, versus simply replacing the entire system, track and all?
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