Thanks for your advice. I’d forgotten about the bench sheeting thing on the Genoa. Mine is sheeted on the side deck – I’ll look at making that modification – Sounds like I might need a new Genoa?
Kicker – mine has 4 ropes in between 2 double blocks – is that 4:1 ? What do you mean by “twin it back to either side” ?
Tension Gauge – I think I’ll buy a gauge – I’ve seen one in a local shop for about £30.