No. 1680 - Vintage Rigging Question
Hi, I’m new here and I recently acquired Wizard of Oz, 1680 of 1964 vintage.
The flexible wire for the drum kicker frayed and then the sharp strands were pretty hazardous. Substituting dyneema should work well. I remember finding a way to get a lead to both thwarts with a block off the end of the line but it was somewhat Heath Robinson. It certainly gave plenty of power and would probably be easier to let off with dyneema. The traditional way it was rigged was to a cleat on the centrecase behind the thwart IIRC from 1498. If you are not intending to sail the boat yourself I'd definitely leave the next owner to sort it out!