What would be the point? To simply clear the front crossbar of one more control line? The barberhauler never really gets in the way. The previous owner would have to have drilled out the front crossbar for line access. This would also no longer make the bar watertight - fun to right when water gets inside.

I would re-install the stock design which works fairly well by mounting the Harken cam-matic cleats to the top outside of the crossbar and plug/seal any drilled holes. In all honesty, the barberhauler is probably the LEAST used control line on the boat. It's only meant for pulling the clew of the jib to the outer edge of the crossbar for broadreach or downwind sailing. You can actually sail just fine without it.


Doug Bernstein
Prindle 18.2 'Special Treat' #590
Lake Norman, NC