Twing Location

Twing Location

Postby watchoverya » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:53 am

Where and how are folks anchoring and rigging their twing lines.
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Re: Twing Location

Postby Geoffpz1 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:54 am

I put mine just aft of the forward stanchion base. My stanchion's are removed and it was just easy to put the eye there. I have seen em even further aft and further forward, but that spot works for us. Twings are 1/8" spectra with a smallish RWO Carbine Hook (http://www.apsltd.com/c-157-HooksLinksC ... mmels.aspx) tied to the end and lead through a RWO bullseye R2932 (http://www.apsltd.com/c-1149-bullseyes.aspx)to to a micro clam cleat C209 (http://www.apsltd.com/c-1023-clamcleats-open.aspx) to the the flatish spot behind the stays on the edge of the cockpit. Never needed more than that, clean easy and light. If you are gung ho I have seen other more elaborate setups with 1/4" tapered line led to snatch blocks etc etc etc, but we have never needed more. May go to a tapered line and cam cleat setup next year though as the line is a bit small to grab as we are getting older....... :) at times but I have never had any real problems in 15 or so years with this setup.

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Re: Twing Location

Postby watchoverya » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:03 am

Interesting, thanks. So you are using the spring loaded hook, right? No block at the bottom? What's connected to the padeye? And your bullseye and cleat are on the flat spot by the cockpit, right?
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Re: Twing Location

Postby Geoffpz1 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:01 pm

yup, just a regular hook. went to the carbine hook a couple of years ago before nationals. used a normal small stainless home depot type before that. I was young and cheap when I bought the boat way back when , so stuff like twings did not come very high on the food chain when compared to carbo airblocks and the other go fast stuff back then. This setup just stuck. Bullseye is drilled into the deck aft of the forward stanchion base facing outboard, Spectra just goes right to the clam cleat and is tied to the hook with a bowline. Just thread it through the Bullseye and back. No other hardware nec. Easy peasy......
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Re: Twing Location

Postby watchoverya » Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:16 pm

You live, you learn, thanks.
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