|Question:||May the spinnaker halyard exit the mast above the deck?|
|Answer:||Proposed rule change: The spinnaker halyard may have the return inside the mast and exit the mast at any location or be wholly outside the mast. When a halyard block is used the top of the sheave of the halyard block shall be at the same height as the spinnaker halyard fairlead as shown on Official Plan 2.|
Official Plan 2 is changed to indicate the Spinnaker sheave block is optional.
|2008-08-04||Richard Robbins||According to Cape Cod Shipbuilding there are 3 ways they build masts related to the spinnaker halyard. 1) Halyard exits mast under the deck from sheave box; 2) Halyard exits mast close above deck (uses a block and cleat on deck); 3) Halyard exits mast high above deck (allows halyard to be "jumped") uses a cam cleat on the mast.|
|2008-08-04||Richard Robbins||This raises the question of whether a mast can legally be fabricated without the spinnaker halyard sheave box even though it may not be used. Since the sheave box is called out on the Official Plan it could be argued that it is required (even if then is not used).|
|2008-09-06||Richard Robbins||Proposed rule clarification and making the spinnaker sheave box optional:|
The spinnaker halyard may have the return inside the mast and exit the mast at any location or be wholly outside the mast. When a halyard block is used the top of the sheave shall be at the same height as the spinnaker halyard fairlead as shown on Official Plan 2.
Change Official Plan 2:
21 HALYARD LOWER SHEAVE BOXES (MAIN AND JIB) - REQUIRED
21A HALYARD LOWER SHEAVE BOX (SPINNAKER) - OPTIONAL
|2008-10-20||Richard Robbins||This clarified rule has been adopted by the Governing Board on October 15, 2008.|