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matoi
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@PeterD wrote:

… or maybe use a longer thinner sheet to make the sheeting 2:1. Fasten the sheet at the fairlead, run thru’ the eye in the genoa clew and back thru’ the fairlead.

I tried that solution, but unfortunately I don’t remeber what thickness was the sheet I used. It didn’t work, as if there was too much friction. It seemed that blocks at the genoa clew would really be needed for this to work, and I wasn’t interested to try it because I assumed these would bang badly into the mast when tacking.

But maybe the experiment is worth repeating with very thin sheet, and blocks instead of the simple fairliead on the return run…