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Re: how to adjust jib leads on toe rail

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Originally Posted by andrewoliv View Post
I sail a Mariner 28 and I have to put the jib leads on the toe rail in order to get the desired sail shape.

I use snatch blocks on the toe rail. This is a pain to adjust. I was in strong winds yesterday and really needed to adjust these block back further but there is no easy way to do this while the sail is under load.

Any one in a similar situation who got more creative and solved this issue?
Take a short piece of 3/8" line, tie a rolling hitch around the sheet fwd of your block, and tie the line to your toe-rail with a slipped cow-hitch. Ease your sheet at the winch which will transfer the sheet load to the temporary tether and relocate your block. Slip the cow-hitch and you're done. The foregoing takes more time to describe than to do.
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