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Aaron Norlund


We're considering how to deal with mainsheet placement in the building of our boomkin and stern pulpit. One of the options is placing the blocks on top of the rails, but I'm concerned about the amount of force the main could put on them.

The other option is mounting a bridge traveler, or set of blocks on the deck forward of the dodger. These would attach to the boom in a couple places. I'm curious if our LeFeil boom would be strong enough to accept the mainsheet on two or three bails about mid-distance.

Something like this, though I'm thinking of mounting two single blocks via padeyes, one with a becket, the other a simple single, with two singles on separate bails on the boom.


What do you think? I am trying to avoid having a line run aft through deck organizers from the mast, to the cockpit.


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