I also posted this in the H18 forum, but I thought that I might get a few more F18 sailors who run a spinnaker to respond too.
So I am 90% of the way to getting my spinnaker set up on my H18SX. I thought I was all the way there this weekend but failed.
I'm trying to set up my spinnaker with one halyard/retrieval line that also brings the tack in and out. My buddy has his set up on his H21 and it's easy as pie to use. He even single hands his H21 and flys his chute.
The difference between what I'm trying to do and my buddies is that I wanted to mount my cleat on the mast, and he cleats his on the front crossbar. I got this idea from the forums where all the F18 sailors are doing this and I wanted to be as cool as them.
The halyard/snuffer routing was from the head of the sail, up to the halyard block on the top of the mast, down through the cleat on the mast, down to a turning block on the crossbar, out to the double blocks on the tack line, back to the end of the tramp through a turning block that went through my snuffer sock and up to the snuffer patches on the chute.
I can't exactly remember the tack line routing, but I think it was tied off at the end of the pole, through the set of double blocks and then to the tack of the chute.
I guess my question is, for those of you with your cleat on the mast, how exactly are you routing your lines? Are you running a separate tack line from the halyard? I'd really like to use the cleat on the mast, and run a single halyard/snuffer without a separate tack line.
Thanks so much,