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Rolf
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Topping lift install

Post by Rolf » Sun Jan 02, 2005 12:34 am

Could someone here please give me a topping lift install run through? Bought one from Bill@Boats4sale and I am just now getting around to it. I sure would appreciate it..
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BOATS 4 SAIL Topping Lift

Post by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL » Sun Jan 02, 2005 7:13 am

Tie a bowline on one end of the 3/16" line and put it over the threaded end of the 1/4" bolt at the top of the backstay (on the 26X), or the 1/4" bolt at the top port side of the mast (on the 26M - If there are 2 nuts on there, remove one).
Put a fender washer and a lock nut on this bolt, to keep the line from coming off.
Attach the snap-hook on the other end of the line to the eyestrap on the aft, port side of the boom.
The line must be slack enough to allow the mains'l to fill with air. Once the line is tied to the correct length, it never has to be re-tied.
To raise the boom, grasp it with your left hand and wrap the line under the boom and in front of the cleat on the starboard side.
I usually give it two wraps, when I am going out, or coming in from sailing. I stand on the seats and give it a third wrap if I am anchored, or in a slip.
For trailering, I attach the snap-hook to the gooseneck.

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Post by Rolf » Sun Jan 02, 2005 10:52 am

thanks Bill, and happy New year!
Rolf

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Post by richandlori » Sun Jan 02, 2005 11:28 am

Bill,
Do you sale topping lifts for 200426M? I would be interested, if so send me a PM with pricing info.

Thanks

Rich

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Post by Tom Spohn » Sun Jan 02, 2005 12:37 pm

An alternative to wrapping the line around the boom is to install another snap about a foot or so above the end of the line. When in Port and the boom needs to be lifted, just use the higher snap.

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Post by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL » Sun Jan 02, 2005 1:54 pm

I sell my Topping Lift, including USPS Priority Mail shipping, for $20.

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Topping Lift Instll

Post by Newell » Thu Jan 06, 2005 12:47 pm

I think a better alternative to having 2 snaps or wrapping is to have the snap on a loop tied with a slip knot. Topping lift can be adjusted without removing the hook.

Newell

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