As a novice, can I ask the point of having the kicker and topping lift led aft? To my novice mind, these are "adjust and forget" items.
My Kicker is set when sailing, and once set I never adjust it. Okay the racers might want to fine tune the rig, but I find I never alter it.
Then the topping lift. The sole purpose of that (unless I am miss understanding it) is just to hold up the boom when the sail is down.
So my topping lift goes slack when I hoist the main. When I let the main down again, the topping lift goes tight and supports the boom.
So either I am completely missing something important, or these are about the two least useful things to lead back to the cockpit.
Please enlighten me.
In my case, at the moment it's only the foresail furling, and main halyard that I have led to the cockpit so I can raise and lower the main, and furl and unfurl the jib from the cockpit.
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Thread: Rigging to cockpit advice
29-06-11, 22:00 #31Modern 5 bedroom detached house for sale in the Highlands
29-06-11, 22:21 #32Registered User
Location : Southampton
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30-06-11, 08:06 #33Registered User
Location : West Cornwall
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As has been previously mentioned, you are just lucky not to have to adjust your topping lift. I've sailed another boat like this but in my experience, most aren't. Also if you wind on a load of kicker it might want easing.The prudent see danger and seek refuge.