I'm thinking some kind of cam. Wondering what others have come up with?
Might take some finding but there have been some postings on this site about outhaul ideas
Aus 230 had a natty lever setup if I remember right
I tried a cam setup on my class 5 but finished up with an internal multipurchase pulley arrangement
with an internal bungee return Worked Ok and it had a clam cleat under the boom
The internal travelling car had wheels from a skateboard Quite a few others have this arrangement
The bungee going forward needs to be Very Strong to ensure it returns properly
Hi John, This is what I came up with.
Got the general idea from the Stanley mitre unit. I'm sure you have one.
I tried to make it with 4 tooth settings originally but found 2 were enough. The third is when fully released.
I' sure you could come up with a tidier version than mine.
I plan to make another from stainless once I am happy with the design.
You will find a lot of info on this link
Here is a system I have put together to try on my yacht.
Looks practical and adjustable with the hose clamps
It could be an idea to have a clip to hold the lever in the rear position as well
to stop in flailing around
Thanks for the idea's. I mounted my adjustable out haul in front of me underneath and in front of the center sheeting. It's only a two position out haul. I haven't sailed with it but I think it will work. 1'' aluminum angle 7 1/2'' long. Knob is 1/2'' diameter solid aluminum rod. The amount of pull varies where you tie off the rope. 2'' to 3'' pull. The rope goes to the rear of the boom, around a sheave to the sails out haul grommet. The angle works well because the holes can be off set easily forcing to want to stay put. I left the side opposite of the knob 2'' long to not allow the unit to spin completely around. video of it functioning - www.facebook.com/groups/556826031132604/