Hey guys, I've had a '74 H16 for a few years, but I just bought a H14 because not everyone can sail with me all the time, and i need a boat to solo easily in stronger winds. For the most part I understand the H14, but there is one thing I'm curious about.
I remember a year or so back some guy showed me this (block system was it?) line which allowed him to rake his mast within about 5 to 10 degrees, without undoing any shrouds or bridle wires. I seem to remember it being attached to the head of the mast and running down to the bridle, but instead of being secured to the jib halyard cleat, it was secured in a clam cleat system like a jib sheet almost. (was it just a jib forestay perhaps?). I don't remember the specifics because I wasn't interested in 14's at the time, but now I would like one of those, as it seems it would be useful for tacking. The H14 I just bought is a 78 and it has nothing of the sort on it, pretty much just the basics actually.
So do you guys know what I'm talking about, is it common, where do I buy one? I feel like a n00b to sailing all over again.
Thanks for any help, Peter.