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General Category => U20 General Discussion => Topic started by: Bob714hb on February 03, 2019, 03:42:05 AM

Title: Cunningham Hook
Post by: Bob714hb on February 03, 2019, 03:42:05 AM
Does anyone have a photo of the Cunningham hook for the mainsail downhaul? I seem to be missing mine and have had to tie the tack down to the gooseneck.
Title: Re: Cunningham Hook
Post by: Travis Gregory on February 04, 2019, 03:11:13 AM
A bit on the pricey side, but I like this one because it can't slip out.

http://www.apsltd.com/allen-brothers-forged-hook.html
Title: Re: Cunningham Hook
Post by: Bob714hb on February 04, 2019, 04:11:40 AM
Thanks!

 Do you happen to have a photo of it mounted?
Title: Re: Cunningham Hook
Post by: Bob714hb on February 04, 2019, 04:19:54 AM
Something like this, bolted onto the gooseneck?
Title: Re: Cunningham Hook
Post by: Travis Gregory on February 04, 2019, 02:03:22 PM
No you should have a block and tackle setup that gives you some purchase to flatten the main.  There are pictures in the setup guide on the class site.   
http://u20class.org/assets/u20setup.pdf



Title: Re: Cunningham Hook
Post by: Travis Gregory on February 04, 2019, 03:10:50 PM
Picky
Title: Re: Cunningham Hook
Post by: Tac Boston on February 04, 2019, 05:43:25 PM
I don't use one any more as I like to run the cunno through the tack slug then up through the cunno and back down and tied to the goose neck. This helps to pull the tack slug down to the boom as you apply cunno. This is a trick we use on most boats now that have a floating tack.
Cheers
Tac
Title: Re: Cunningham Hook
Post by: Travis Gregory on February 04, 2019, 06:18:59 PM
Good idea.  Do you just tie it off at the goose neck?
Title: Re: Cunningham Hook
Post by: Bob714hb on February 05, 2019, 06:19:50 AM
Awesome! Thanks all for the info!
Title: Re: Cunningham Hook
Post by: Tac Boston on February 05, 2019, 05:07:46 PM
@Travis

Yes I do just tie it there. You could go all fancy and do a soft shackle but a bowline or a bunch of hitches work just fine :)