AVOIDING CROSSED LINES
Many people struggle to thread the downhaul on sails with 0-degree pulleys and achieve correct alignment without crossing over or twisting the line using a standard mast extension with just two or three pulley blocks.
Here’s two clips from our Brand Ambassadors Miriam Rasmussen and Steve Thorp on how to rapidly rig without breaking a sweat! But first, below are a couple of examples of 0 and 90-deg. setups to clarify.
0-DEGREE WINDSURFING SAIL DOWNHAUL PULLEY
90-DEGree WINDSURFING SAIL DOWNHAUL PULLEY
VIDEO: STEVE'S SIMPLE SETUP
Note. For a 0-deg. setup, it's even easier to have the stop knot set on the opposite side to the cleat like Steve has above.
For zero degree and two or three extension pulley wheels: Thread from stop knot to luff side sail pulley groove -> mast side of ext. pulley nearest cleat -> clew side sail pulley groove -> front side of ext. pulley furthest from cleat -> middle of sail pulley -> cleat
For 90-deg. sail pulleys: just use obvious loop-go left-to-right or right-to-left method as demonstrated in this clip: