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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:15 pm 
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I bought a Passport a week ago and love it so far. I bought a sail kit for it and the instructions reference running the main sheet through the rear pad eye, but the Passport doesn't seem to have one that matches the illustration in the manual. Do I need to install something separately, or is there an acceptable part already there that I'm missing?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:22 pm 
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For the passport, you will need to teather a small turning block or ring to the aft handle insert.

Something like:

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H224 BLOCK-MICRO SINGLE

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:28 pm 
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Ok, thanks! Do you have a specific recommendation for such a product?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:57 pm 
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As shown above (Harken H224) tied to the handle insert with a short line would work.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:21 pm 
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On my somewhat different yak, I have been using such a pulley with mixed results and am tempted to go back to a ring. You just may want to remain open minded and experimental for a while to find your favorite tradeoff.

A pulley (= turning block) is so efficient that it transmits a lot of force back to that skinny line in my hand, enough to give hand cramps in a short while. I have put handhold knots in the line, but they don't help enough and prevent letting out the sheet fully which is both a safety and convenience concern. I have tried installing the next thicker line, but that doesn't help enough and takes up a lot of space. Wrapping the sheet around my hand works OK if I have gloves on, and there are a number of other not entirely happy approaches.

A ring has some friction to reduce the load in your hand, but also may resist letting out the sheet when the wind load is light. You can just grab the sail end of the sheet in that case. The ring should be smooth and not have snaggy bits like those little carabiners, although you may want to attach a biner to the ring so it can clip on and not make you thread the whole length of the sheet setting up or down. I mean the ring (or pulley) stays always on the sheet, and clips to the boat during setup, something that works well for me.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:04 pm 
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Excellent points!

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