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HALYARDS AFT KIT, 26M
Our Price: $179.00
BOOM VANG KIT, LED AFT
Our Price: $179.00

Included in this special package:

- mainsail slides

- jack lines

- intermediate reef point

- sail stop

Mainsail slides allow you to quickly raise and lower your mainsail by relieving you from having to feed the bolt rope up the slot every time you raise it. The reduced friction also makes lowering a breeze, and makes it more convenient to store your mainsail on the boom. Intermediate reef point is for sails that come standard with only one reef point. As the wind picks up, you will want to reduce the heel of the boat but often won't want such a large reef, this option gives you the proper first choice. Shown are the jack line, slide, and first reef point. More reef points are along the sail, and the rest of the slides are on shackles directly to new grommets installed on the sail.


NOTE: This is not a kit that we can send to you. We will have you mail us your mainsail and a professional sailmaker will do the necessary modifications and install. Turnaround time is 1-2 weeks after we receive your sail.

This kit includes all of the hardware required to bring your main and headsail halyards back to the cockpit. This allows you to raise or lower your sails without going forward to the mast. Use one for the mainsail halyard, the second one for the jib, spinnaker halyard, or jib sock. If you choose the third rope clutch option you can use it for the daggerboard. The daggerboard is heavy and awkward to pull up, this makes raising it much easier. Unlike many kits, we use rope clutches to secure the tension on the halyards to assure a safe and positive lock that is easily adjustable. The kit comes with stainless hardware and Spinlock PXR rope clutches.
(Some pictures show the old, not available, rope clutch)

Includes all the blocks, line and hardware you will need to install a Boom Vang with the line led aft on your 26M. Nothing gives more performance gain per dollar spent than a boom Vang! You MUST have our halyards led aft kit for this to work correctly, part number 3116-1V0. This kit also includes the replacement Tattoo 26 style mast base angle brackets, a block to attach to the bracket, and a block to lead the vang line to the bracket block. This kit is an upgrade over the standard boom vang because it allows you to run the line neatly down the side of the boat to a rope clutch by the cockpit, instead of using the block mounted cam-cleat and letting the line run wild on the sliding hatch cover.
SINGLE LINE REEFING KIT
Our Price: $89.00

Intermediate reef point is for sails that come standard with only one reef point. The standard factory sail came with one reef point which was very high up the sail, meaning that you could reef but you would only have a very small portion of sail left to use. This high up reef point will become the second reef when you add the intermediate reef, or first reef. This means that you will now be able to reef sooner and still sail! As the wind picks up, you will want to reduce the heel of the boat but often won't want such a large reef, this option gives you the proper first choice. Shown are slides, jack line, and the big grommet is the first reef point, there will be a succession of these grouments in the sail.


NOTE: This is not a kit that we can send to you. We will have you mail us your mainsail and a professional sailmaker will do the necessary modifications and install. Turnaround time is 1-2 weeks after we receive your sail.

Mainsail slides allow you to quickly raise and lower your mainsail by relieving you from having to feed the bolt rope up the slot every time you raise it. The reduced friction also makes lowering a breeze, and makes it more convenient to store your mainsail on the boom. Picture shows the lower end of the mainsail with the slide on the jack line. This allows the slide to stack on top of the sail stop but allowing the sail to come all the way down to the boom for reefing. The rest of the slides are on the sail with a shackle to a grommet.


NOTE: This is not a kit that we can send to you. We will have you mail us your mainsail and a professional sailmaker will do the necessary modifications and install. Turnaround time is 1-2 weeks after we receive your sail.
This kit modifies the boom so you can reef the sail from the cockpit. Your mainsail must have slides and jacklines, or slides and a mast gate cover to work properly. With just slides and no jacklines or mast gate cover, you will need to remove 1 or 2 slides from the mast to reef. Works great with your halyards led aft to the cockpit. An easy way to update your old roller boom to a more modern system.

LAZY JACK KIT
Our Price: $79.00
MAINSAIL DOWNHAUL KIT
Our Price: $34.00
OUTHAUL KIT, CUSTOM
Our Price: $34.00
Lazy Jack Lines are great for those who are looking for an easier way to contain the mainsail when it is lowered. This kit is good for all boats, and is a basic two leg system. While there are other multiple leg systems available we feel they become too difficult to raise the mainsail without tangling on battens. This two leg system will keep most of the mainsail on the boom when lowered, just finish containing the sail with a sail tie or two! Care must still be given when raising the mainsail so as not to catch the battens of the sail on the Lazy Jack lines. All boats, allows you to easlily and accurately adjust outhaul tension. Modifies the boom only.
Upgrade your traveler by adding a 2:1 block on each side. Makes sheeting easier from every angle.

Kit includes 2 traveler blocks with install hardware as well as two longer traveler lines.
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