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You’ve touched a nerve, there, JonW.
I’ve never seen a race-rigged Wayfarer, but looking at the recommended positions, if I understand them correctly, there’s a three inch range fore’n’aft, followed by the advice ‘if in doubt, ease’. For my purposes, something like that, perhaps mounted on some kind of keyhole plate, would do the job. A tired genoa or a hard-pressed crew could account for most of that range of movement. The track, I assume, spreads the load.

If it’s controversial, I suppose they’ll keelhaul us together…