GP14 Sailing Forums Forum Genoa Reefing & Furling on GRP Boats

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    • #22870
      Oliver Shaw
      Moderator

      A member in Australia has raised a query which is very specific to glassfibre boats.

      He has just fitted a genoa reefing system,  and asks how to bring the control line aft to the cockpit,  in regard to how it crosses the washboard moulding.   He is naturally reluctant to drill a hole through the moulding.

      For obvious reasons one would wish to terminate the line close to the mast,  so going round the outside of the washboard is not a desirable option.

      With a wooden washboard the job is easy;  just drill (and preferably bush) a hole.   But neither he nor I know whether his moulding is solid,  or hollow,  or cored (whether wood or fibre).

      I do wonder about bonding a small fairlead,  possibly a P-clip,  onto the top of the washboard moulding.

      How have other owners of GRP boats dealt with this issue?

       

      Oliver

      • This topic was modified 3 weeks ago by Oliver Shaw. Reason: Typo
    • #22872
      Simon Conway
      Participant

      Although I have a reefing system installed on a GRP GP14, the washboard is wooden so I am of not much use here however, I also did not want to drill through it. So my solution was to install two small fairleads (plastic with stainless steel eye centres) one fore and one aft of the washboard. This holds the furling line close to the deck so as not to get in the way of anything else. I then installed a small clam cleat (toothed wheels type) just on the edge of the foredeck near the mast recess. So far this has worked well for me.

      At least it’s not an RS Venture! 😉 lol.

      • #22886
        Oliver Shaw
        Moderator

        Many thanks for that.

         

        Oliver

      • #22906
        Rival II
        Participant

        Hi Captain Skismo:

        Regarding <span class=”bbp-breadcrumb-current”>Genoa Reefing & Furling on GRP Boats, </span>I would be grateful, if it is easily available,  if you could share a photo of your arrangement with the fairleads and camcleat.

        Brian (the member in Australia)

      • #22908
        Simon Conway
        Participant

        @Rival II – I will do this for you this week. Won’t be at the boat again now until Sunday.

        Simon.

    • #22887
      dunite
      Participant

      The washboard moulding on my Mark 3 boat is fibreglass and hollow. I drilled holes for the reefing line through it on either side and bushed the holes with a piece of brass tubing (inside diameter about 3/8″) fixed with epoxy resin. A piece of small diameter line stretched taut from the drum is useful as a guide for marking the holes. The final result looks quite good.  The line passes cleanly through the washboard and is cleated to a small cam cleat mounted on a mahogany block near the mast.

      Bruce

    • #22888
      Chris
      Participant

      Could it not be taken under the deck via a double through deck block?

    • #22889
      Oliver Shaw
      Moderator

      Thank you again;  several good suggestions coming in.

       

      Oliver

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