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BV and Main Sheet Block

I have a P10M. The Mainsheet and Boom Vang are one unit. Basically the main sheet attaches to the end of the boom through two blocks. The bottom block attaches to the traveler, on a track on the bridge deck in the cockpit. Great for single heanding.

There is really no boom vang, but when close hauled, when the sheet is all in, the boom can be even further pulled down by tighening the sheet even more.

My issue is this, I find it hard to uncleat the mainsheet in the cleat on the lower block.

The cleat is up, meaning to cleat it, I pull the line UP from the pulley. To Uncleat I have to pull it down, which difficult because the amount of distance that I need to get it out easily is lower than the Bridgedeck is. Reaching down is awkward as I often have to take my eyes off the course and hands off the wheel to unlceat. Obvisiously not the most safe scenario.

Boat is fairly new to me, so maybe I just need practice. Anyone have other ideas?

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