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Norm Rhines

Mike:

I currently have the NIco Fico track on the forward deck for the stay sail which works OK ( not sure on the comment on the force I also have a track on the bridge deck for the main which could have more than double the force on it.) so you just need to get a system set up for the loads (est for a 28' boat main sheet travler would be about right)

In any case I do use the track for sail shape and without it the sail shape would be a problem for me .

On my setup I have adjustable stops on the track which I have used for better sail shape.

Lastly with the staysail boom I have a line off the end of the boom I use to tie to the life line stansion as a preventer, this has served me well down wind, but in any case you may think of this if you are setup for a long downwind run.

I think you will regret using a single point block setup.

so fair winds to you an have a nice weekend .

Norm


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