I don't think this would work on a lot of boats. The upper purchase block is often at the boom, and far above your head and normal range of motion. At least that is the way it is on my boat. If I had to reach up that high to cleat off the main sheet...it would never get cleated.
Originally Posted by Valiente
Invert the main sheet purchase, by which I mean make the lower block the upper block. Then you can cleat off with an upward motion. I have this on my boat, because the binnacle gets in the way otherwise and it's handy.
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