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Michael Dougan

I have a boomed staysail, with track and roller car as Bud suggests. However, my boat's previous owner said that force on the staysail yanked the car off the track. So, he installed an eyebolt on the centerline and the block attaches to that instead.

The eyebolt is very strong, but the downside of that setup is that the staysail boom tends to lift up in a breeze.

If the block is attached to a car that travels with the boom, then when sheeting the boom, you get more of a downward pull that help keeps the boom down and the sail flatter.

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