That depends completely on the length of the primary line. The turning block can be anywhere.when you set your markings on the boom for your outhaul based on the floating block and not the end of the sail this would set you up in the exact same spot every time.
Are you using a Brummel lock splice? Is yes then never mind. But if not if you use one to create each eye on the ends of your line, you might just be able to fit them within your 100 mm limit. I'm looking at some I have laying around here that are 4-5 mm Dyneema with eyes on both ends and the "cosmetic" bury is under 20 mm. I say cosmetic because with a Brummel lock splice for your outhaul the bury doesn't need to add any strength to the splice. To get under your 100 mm limit also depends upon how big your eyes need to be.Any thoughts on how you best splice two eyes close together? 3mm Single Braid Dyneema would require 300mm+/- between the eyes for the 50x bury for each eye. I need to keep them about 100mm total.
With the situation that you are describing with your Cunningham, where there are significantly higher loads, I agree completely. I have the Brummel spliced, double eye scenario you describe for my Cunningham as well on my mast right now that wraps around the mast and under the Vang tang. And for the reasons you point out my bury tail is significantly longer than the one in my earlier post. I just measured it and it's over 50 mm. Don't know what the X diameter length is for that one. However, with JLBennett's outhaul where there is not nearly the load I figure he could probably get away with much less bury and come in under his 100 mm limit.I’ve done something similar for the luggage-tagged lower Cunningham line that wraps around the mast under the vang tang. It’s probably around the same length as the one you’re describing, maybe a bit more. However in that case I believe the buried tails are important because there is a lot of tension on it at times. I didn’t use the standard 15-25x diameter length, but probably 10x at least. Obviously the thinner the line diameter, the less you have to bury.
It's both. It keeps the tail from coming out and "helps" with the strength. The main thing to remember is a Brummel locking splice isn't nearly as strong as a regular splice without a lock that has a long bury. If I remember correctly, some testing I read about once said that if the tail wasn't quite long enough, under load the Brummel splice would fail (the braid on the tail would unravel) when the tail would pull out of the bury. And then when they tested the Brummel with a super long tail, the tail didn't pull out under load but the splice would usually break at the lock... and at less load than a regular splice with a long bury.So, is the bury with a Brummel lock just to keep the tail from coming out and not a strength issue??
And don't forget about the Fake Sophistication Bling (FSB) factor. I consider that an essential piece of sailing equipment. Whenever I hit the water I always make sure my FSB is on full display.Agreed, Southeast was what I was looking at. I REALLY love clean systems.
I 100% know/agree that knots are perfectly fine and capable BUT a splice is just so sexy.