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BarryM

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Mast Hoops
« on: May 09, 2012, 10:48:19 AM »

Will one of the Classic Yotty types please educate me? Where wooden mast hoops are fitted in full-size vessels, it appears to me that sometimes the luff is joined to the hoops via eyes in the latter while sometimes the connection is by lacing led directly through the hoops.  Am I right?

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Re: Mast Hoops
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012, 12:23:52 PM »

What an interesting question Barry.
All my anoracks' guide to boats says is:
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As the sail goes up, either pass the luff lacing, or seize or shackle the luff eyelets to the mast hoops. (Hand, Reef and Steer; Tom Cunliffe)
Which isn't much help.
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Re: Mast Hoops
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2012, 12:56:35 PM »

I'm not so sure that it "isn't much help". I would interpret that as indicating that either system may be used.

Any more opinions?

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Re: Mast Hoops
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2012, 12:59:19 PM »

Any more opinions?

Barry M

Oh yes, lots...but not that have anything to do with mast hoops  {-)
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Re: Mast Hoops
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2012, 03:24:03 PM »

Luff lacing is normally through the luff eyelets and around the mast.No hoops.
Hoops are either seized or shackled from rings fixed to the hoops to the eyelets.
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Re: Mast Hoops
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2012, 04:13:57 PM »

Ned,

Thanks for that. That's exactly what I needed to know.

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Re: Mast Hoops
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2012, 12:09:44 AM »

Some boats use a hybrid system with a "jack" line running through eyelets and hoops (or sail track cars) in the lower (reefing) area and eyelets seized to the hoops in the upper. Sailmaker's Apprentice cites that they are required if the boom to luff angle is less than 90 degrees, to include boomed jibs.  I run the jack line the full length of the luff to permit me to more (relative term) quickly remove my sails (the hoops won't fit over the gooseneck fittings even with the booms detached) from my 104 in LOD schooner.

The jack line will also permit a tighter harbor furl.

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