[Rhodes22-list] Update on IMF outhaul/furling running rigging changes made over the winter

Reuben Mezrich reuben.mezrich at gmail.com
Mon Dec 6 09:43:46 EST 2021

I'm planning on making the same rigging changes you described for the
furling and unfurling lines and have a few questions.
Peter Nyborg cut a new hole in the underside of the boom to place an exit
block for the furling line. Did you do that or just add an exit block to
the hole that's already there (which would be my preferred approach)
Do you remember which exit block you used?
Do you remember what size blocks you used, both for the lines coming along
the mast and then at the base of the mast?
Thanks in advance
Reuben Mezrich
Pelican Cove in Sarasota and Back Bay, Boston
Cell: 410-499-8922

On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 6:07 PM Jesse Shumaker <
jesse.laten.shumaker at gmail.com> wrote:

> I liked the rigging changes that Peter made to S/V Silverheels in episode
> 30 (https://youtu.be/YS1MIEcvkPs) of his youtube videos.  He went further
> than I did, but over the winter I made similar changes for the IMF outhaul
> and furler on Zephyr.  Now that I was able to try it out I put together
> some photos and a couple of short videos in case others might want to try
> this.  I'm happy with how it turned out.  It makes a convenient process
> even easier!  I know there's a performance penalty for IMF compared to
> traditional mainsail but I primarily enjoy my R22 for relaxing.
> One other note: after going out in high winds at the end of last season, my
> mainsail had started to tear where it joins the sunbrella fabric.  I think
> there had been some UV damage when a bit of the white portion of the
> mainsail was left exposed by the prior owner.  I had a local sailmaker add
> extra sunbrella fabric as a patch and that seems to work well.  I roll a
> small bit of the sunbrella portion into the mast.
> Link to the document: (it's also attached)
> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wnx9wIExMgZliuu67VgtYRByzYyod3Gp/view?usp=sharing
> Video of outhaul is at https://youtu.be/rnlbU_VqKyk
> Video of furling is at https://youtu.be/dAeTd1EeC4c
> Jesse Shumaker
> S/V Zephyr
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