On the mast tang, you use two shackles: a big one for the shrouds, forestay and jib and a smaller one for the trap lines. These stay in place, so there's no need to make them easier to remove. The shroud adjusters also stay in place; they need to be very strong and reliable so you don't want to use anything that's not solid. Pins and rings with a shroud cover (or tape) over them.
- Solid ball pin (on a leash) for the forestay to the adjuster.
- Quick pin (pushbutton) for the mainsheet block to traveler.
- Clevis and ring for the tiller extension, but that's just because I don't have another quick pin
- Regular shackle for jib clew, although I'd love to find a faster solution. Maybe there's a captive-pin shackle I can use here.
- Captive-pin shackle (similar to main halyard) for the Jib halyard to the jib head
There's a lot that you can do in the setup and takedown to simplify things. For instance, I run the shrouds/forestay/traps along the mast and through the mast holder on the trailer. The shrouds are the right length so that I don't need to tie them off anywhere else (I'll get a picture of this). The forestay and traps arc back and I tie them off with a jib sheet.
How far do you trailer the boat?
'00 H16 #104691 - '78 H16 #32692 ex-rental - Old Holsclaw trailerMy Hobie 16 pages