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Mike Parker

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What are all these blocks for??
« on: November 15, 2020, 09:35:38 PM »
U20 #6 rescued from SoCal and resting comfortably in her new home in AZ.   Rebed deck hardware, filled all the divots, and painted mast and deck.  Still need to buff and wax hull.

Put the mast up for the first time today.  Finally understand the forestay/Jib Halyard thing - I think.  Put together what I figure is the cunningham and vang. Ran new continuous sheets for the jib and spinnaker and cut a few feet long for testing on the water (cannot un-cut you know).  Ran the pole launch line, spin tack, furler - mostly new lines except for the main halyard.

Question - Attached is what I think is the smart pig and the vang setup. 

Mike Parker

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Re: What are all these blocks for??
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2020, 09:37:24 PM »
Here are pics of what I have left in the basket.  They look like a vang and a cunningham.  Perhaps in stead of the mast based cheekblocks?

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Re: What are all these blocks for??
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2020, 03:38:15 AM »
Item on the left looks like a close to stock Cunningham setup.  You are correct that the blocks on the mast are not stock.

Someone with an earlier hull should comment on your vang, it looks like it could be right as you don't have a deck mounted swivel cleat like the newer boats.

Maybe someone who is still sailing this year can post some photos.  The pictures in the manual aren't close-up enough.


Robert Homer

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Re: What are all these blocks for??
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2020, 12:58:33 PM »
Hereís what my Vang and Cunningham look like, I was in the same situation trying to figure out where everything went until the Ditch run where I was able to see another U20 set up. Let me know if you need anymore photos👍🏻

I did switch out a block to the Vang to increase the purchase, Iíll take a photo next time Iím at my boat.

Mike Parker

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Re: What are all these blocks for??
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2020, 03:50:48 PM »
I think the blocks on the right may be a fine tune for the mainsheet?   I did not find a line that would suffice for a main.. so that makes sense.

Pictures below are examples of mainsheet fine tune - not in my U20

« Last Edit: November 23, 2020, 02:46:03 PM by Mike Parker »

Robert Homer

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Re: What are all these blocks for??
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2020, 12:51:52 PM »
Wow! Lots of stuff Iíve never seen...backstay, kick up rudder, and a winch for the spin sheets? If you need I can take detailed photos of my boat and send them over to you. I thought Iíd be sailing this week, but not much wind.

Mike Parker

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Re: What are all these blocks for??
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2020, 02:45:21 PM »
Detailed pics of the mast base, boom controls, cockpit hardware, and cleats on cabin top would be great. 

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Re: What are all these blocks for??
« Reply #7 on: Today at 01:04:12 AM »
Posted here would even be better!   :)

Always looking for improvements.

Mike

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Re: What are all these blocks for??
« Reply #8 on: Today at 02:09:52 AM »
No problem, Iíll try to get them to to tomorrow evening.