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RE: Spinnaker blocks




Excellent.  Thank you.

-----Original Message-----
From: sanjuan23-admin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:sanjuan23-admin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Rob/Linda
Sent: Thursday, 23 February 2006 1:43 PM
To: sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Spinnaker blocks


I put my spinnaker blocks on the toe rail and in a 15 knot wind have had
no 
problem. We did reseat all the nuts and bolts before we did this as we 
weren't sure if any rot had occured in the deck under the
fiberglass,course 
if there was any it probably wouldn't have helped.

rob
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Theo Riethmuller"
<Theo.Riethmuller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 4:25 PM
Subject: Spinnaker blocks


> Hello
>
> I live in Brisbane Australia and own a Fleetwing 25, which is a San
Juan
> 23 with a tapered stern of 2 foot manufactured in New Zealand after
the
> SJ23 stopped production.  Exactly the same boat, but powered by an
> outboard in a centre well in the cockpit!
>
> My question is whether I can put spinnaker blocks attached through the
> slots in toe rail aft of the jib sheet winches in the cockpit. Some
> people have suggested to me that the loads put on the toe rail from
the
> spinnaker in full flight could rip the toe rail out!
>
> Could this be true or is the toe rail able to stand the force.   If
not,
> what spinnaker sheet set-up do other people use.
>
> Thanks
>
>
> Theo Riethmuller
> Regional Infrastructure
> The Coordinator-General
>
> Theo.Riethmuller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> ph: 3405 6544
> fax: 3229 7315
>
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