(Source: SD Boatworks Facebook) A few weeks ago we showed an image of Ransom customizing some Spinlock clutches so that they opened by pull string. Here’s what we did with them!
We have recently installed an under-deck spin sheet system on one of our customer’s boats! The spinnaker sheets dive through the deck through carbon sheave boxes which we built custom in our shop. After that the spinnaker sheets travel through tubes inside the boat up to some side mounted Spinlock XCS clutches, which we have also modified in our shop, to be remote operated by pull strings on the side of the cockpit.
The spin sheets then come out of the deck through angle aligned tubes which feed the sheets into turning blocks and then onto the winches. The crew have sailed with the new system and they love it!