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Re: Genoa sheet routing to high side....

Harken hexaratchets either as blocks with beckets to attach to perforated rails OR a large cheek blocks will fill this need very well, especially on boats in the size range (sail size) of a Morgan 25. If youre flying ~100%LP jibs you can enhance this hexaratchet aided system by applying a double block AT the clew of the jib for 2X multiplication of the force needed to work the jib ... and entirely without the need for a winch; the terminal end of the jib line simply running back to and affixed to the fairlead block.
The holding power of a hexaratachet is 10 pounds of 'holding power' for every 1 pound of 'tail pressure' put onto the sheet; use a double block at the jib's clew and you have the equivalent of a 20:1 winch in 'holding power'.


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