Catamaran Blocks/Running Rigging

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by jtremolo, May 18, 2009.

  1. jtremolo
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    jtremolo Junior Member

    I'm finishing up the rigging design beach cat. I need some help on choosing blocks and a rigging set up. Mainsail area 59.5 ft^2 I was going to use a 4:1 main sheet without a traveler, a 3:1 main outhaul and a 4:1 boom vang. My question is, does this set up sound about right? Also, which of these blocks would be the best buy, or should I consider another.

    Lewmar 30mm Synchro blocks
    Harken Bullet Blocks

    lastly these handle a max of 5/16" line, I was wondering if this large enough, especially on the main sheet.

    Thanks for all your help,
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