|(Why, yes - it is raining in this picture!)|
Monday, February 14, 2011
The sheet arrangement on Eolian's staysail uses deck-mounted blocks. Blocks that rattle and thump on the deck when the sail is let out for downwind sailing. This is annoying and it damages the deck and the blocks.
In the finest of traditions, one day at anchor I made up these turk's head pads from pieces of line which had previously served as our lazy jacks. (I am embarrassed to show how dirty things are on deck. But spring is coming.) Aside from looking extremely salty, they do the trick nicely, and cost absolutely nothing.