Since we're planning to replace the old-style (and barely functional) OEM curved traveler over the upcoming off-season, we're looking into revamping the other control line arrangements as well on our Mk I. We've always handled sail-raising / dousing and reefing from the mast, in part because the existing deck hardware created way too much friction to operate the halyards from the cockpit (and there was no hardware leading the reefing lines to the cockpit.)
It seems to me that part of the problem is that the OEM organizers lack ball bearings, and also require a 90 degree bend. My thinking is that installing new high quality organizers, located further aft so that the lines make a much shallower turn, will reduce the friction significantly.
Attached is an overhead photo of the current deck arrangement, on which I've marked the proposed alignments of control lines. Wondering if any of you have done something similar, and if so, how did it work out? Photos and other info (hardware brands, etc) would be great ....
I see from his excellent photo archive that Tom Soko did something like this on Julandra (and, among other things, moved the winches, as we must do, since the current stupid arrangement means we can only crank half a turn at a time because of the dodger), but I haven't seen any pictures of the configurations on the coach roof (forward of the dodger).
Thanking you all in advance for your wisdom (or wisecracks!).
s/v ¡Que Chévere! #466
1985 C36 MKI tall rig fin keel M25
Homeported in eastern Long Island, NY