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    Shad Lemke
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    What are people using for their halyard turning blocks? I like the spinlock T38 Deck Organizer, just trying to find a suitable system. Thanks

    #4436
    SWG
    SWG
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    Our boat has a complete hodge-podge. Some of the original schaefer which I think were the doubles. One Harken double. Last year we re-jigged the turning blocks and installed two new Harken 1988 blocks which are super nice and also spendy. We used the 1988’s on the two most critical halyards, main and #1 genoa. Our boat still has most (but not all) lines led aft and will probably always have this since we use it offshore as much or more as for buoy racing.

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    Jonathan Nye
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    I also use Harken 1988 mast base blocks but only for the centerline and starboard wing halyards. Main halyard leads below deck and is cleated off there; the port wing (primary spinnaker halyard) is jointly cleated on the mast and a Harken 57mm block w/ cam cleat.

    To redirect the two halyards aft, I use Colligo static line guides. No need to use a block or Schaefer/Spinlock style line guide. Starboard wing exits the mast to port and goes to a clutch to the left of the companionway; centerline exits to starboard and goes to a clutch to the right of the companionway. Both clutches are backed up with cam cleats mounted on the aft face of the cabin.

    Jonathan

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