It was not possible to take advantage of the outhaul with the sail becoming a bit older, it was a missing feature. So after a bit of fighting with the boom, I was able to tear it down and see how it looked.
One of the challenge was to remove the end caps, I guess they haven’t been removed for a very long time, maybe never?
On each end caps, I replaced the screws with 8 x ¼-20 x 1/2” SS Hex Head Bolts
The new system is composed of two ball-bearing Harken bullet blocks:
- Harken #085 Double Block w/Becket (https://www.westmarine.com/buy/harken–29mm-double-bullet-block-with-becket–114314)
- Harken #086 Triple Block (https://www.westmarine.com/buy/harken–29mm-triple-bullet-block–114322)
- 30′ 5/16 line back to cockpit.
- Spinlock PXR Single Cam Cleat for control in the cockpit (https://www.atlanticriggingsupply.com/sppxcamcl.html)
This has been a huge improvement on the sail control! You can see some pictures and references below.
Boom end: https://www.catalinadirect.com/index.cfm/product/1139/boom-end-casting-c-28-c-30-c-34–c-36.cfm
Ball bearing for boom ends: https://www.catalinadirect.com/index.cfm/product/11/masthead-sheave-ball-bearing-c-25-c-27-c-28-outhaul-c-28-c-30-c-34-c-36.cfm
Catalina 34 outhaul post: https://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,6301.msg40823.html#msg40823
Julandra reference: https://julandra.shutterfly.com/274#277