I've put a couple of loops on so my lifelines cease becoming trip wires at the front of the boat. The starbord side has a short ss strap to extend the line before I commit to getting a proper new line. It works very well. On the other side I'm keeping my 12' pole, which does the same job except when in use. I only had one strap lying around at the time!



The bottom yellow shows a short piece ov overflow pipe, or maybe a bit of electrical conduit siliconed into the hole. I was getting a bit sick of the dribble stain down the front.. this seems to be just enough to drip 90% away.

For details on the block above the furler, go here

Cheap turnbuckles mean I can easily slacken the lines off when stowing the mast, very handy when on my own.