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I too have fitted a split mainsheet in the past and have likewise reverted to the system described above. The 2:1 purchase made sheeting in quick at the leeward mark and I did not notice too much additional sheet tension when close hauled (combined with 16:1 kicker), but it did need quite a bit of adjustment in the length of the strops so that the boom was centred without applying too much tension to the leech in light winds. I knicked the idea from a Scorp, which all seem to have them, but they also have raking rigs so I am not quite sure how that works. Now that you have mentioned it, I might give it another go this year and see how I get on.