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Outhaul Line Replacement - How long? Other Advice?

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:58 pm
by Dan Corcoran
I regrettably shortened my outhaul line and now seek to replace it.

Would anyone know how long it is?
What would be an ideal type of line to use? What do you wish you had?
Mine is 6mm wide, would there be an issue inside the boom making it 7mm so it might be fed through a clutch?

Re: Outhaul Line Replacement - How long? Other Advice?

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:36 pm
by JohnGreifzu
I replaced the outhaul on Growth Spurt this year and am happy with the result. I have 4mm spectra inside the boom for the 4:1 purchase; the spectra is then spliced to 6mm endura braid near the end of the purchase and run to base of mast and aft to one of the clutches that accepts 6mm line. You really need to get in there to get the right lengths.

Re: Outhaul Line Replacement - How long? Other Advice?

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:00 pm
by Dan Corcoran
70 feet is the answer for Hull #332. Add 6 feet to make it to the cabin top clutch.

Re: Outhaul Line Replacement - How long? Other Advice?

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:24 pm
by fxalbert
The out haul line on it's own could be 6 or 7 mm it won't make much difference since that line runs off a pulley and directly back to the end of the boom. I don't know how much exactly but 12 feet should be plenty. There is however a number of other lines and pulley's inside the boom starting with a configuration of 3 blocks attached to the forward part of the boom and connected to 3 blocks located inside the boom. They are subsequently attached to a long line that loops nearly the length of the boom and then back to the front where it connects to the forward part of the boom. There is a block on that line and a pin end. The pin end is finally attached to the out haul you see coming out the rear of the boom. All those other lines and the out haul add up to right around 70 feet of line.