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Colin Parkstone

Pete welcome back!
The strop when long brings the block on the boom close to the block on the strop which means it is on or near the centreline without any downward pull on the boom or sails leach.

This is good for light winds and when you look at it from the rear of the boat your see that the pull on the mainsheet is from the windward side quarter.

When the strop is shorter or near the transom, the mainsheet length between the boom and the strop block becomes longer.

This then lets the boom and sail fall away to leeward and the pull comes more from the centerline of the boat which is better in stonger winds as it is nor from the windward side and pulling the boat over.

Pete, with all the boats on the market today, what brought you back to the Wayfarer. I have a good idea but?