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Cal 20 Rigging Guide

The Bridge:
Everything is placed on the bridge in a workable, logical manner. The three swivel cam cleats in the middle of the bridge are the mainsail control lines. The boom vang is the middle one of these three cams. To the left is the Cunningham Downhaul. To the right is the outhaul. These are the three lines that are most used on the bridge, so they are all led through swivel cams. To the right and the left of this group of swivel cams are the two reefing lines, the clew reef to the left and the tack reef to the right. To the left of the clew reefing line is the jib halyard swivel cam cleat. This is also a heavily used line, so it leads to a swivel cam. To the right of the tack reefing line is the main halyard. In the two corners of the bridge are the Barber haulers. Every system is bracketed on the bridge with yellow tape and the cams are labeled, to help show the sectional divisions on the bridge.

Weather Sheeting:
The jib sheets can be led conventionally to the winch on the leeward side of the boat, or they can be led across the cabin top to the winch on the weather side of the boat. This is called weather sheeting. Weather sheeting allows the crew to stay on the high side where their weight is most effective and allows them to keep the jib in perfect trim in the process. The sheet runners and cheek blocks on the two sides of the sliding hatch and the high pyramid teak winch pads allow the system to work efficiently, whether the sliding hatch is open or closed. Note convenient placement of clamcleats.