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Old Dec 08, 2012, 07:54 PM
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Thanks for all of the great tips and pics of your new builds. I have rigged my new Fairwind III, at least according to all of the stock instructions. Of course, since this is my first boat, I have a few noob questions that I hope you can help with.
I would like to add the pulley for the jib haul as shown in the thread. Would like to get a reference on where to purchase it if possible.
Hoping that someone will post information about how much ballast they use and how to secure it. I am planning on using lead shot instead of the steel beads supplied with the kit. Would like to have a good plan for the ballast so I dont mess anything up.
I have noticed that the running rigging lines are a bit stiff, especially for the jib. Is there a place to get a small quantity of the 100# Spectra line. My local fishing store has Spectra by the yard but only up to 50# test. I bought some of the 50#, but it seems to be so very thin.
Will be anxiousily awaiting further build information in this thread!
Thanks,
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