Thanks Denise...I did manage to get it strung right just from reasoning it out, and from KeelHaulin's description.
Freddie, I'll take some pictures of my 27's setup tomorrow after work and send them tomorrow night or Saturday. I just tried sending you a private message, to trade email addresses, but this forum won't let me have private messages until I post more....so I'll try attaching pictures here in the Public forum tomorrow.
I presume the 27 is set up the same as the 30. Mine's a 1983...what year is your 30?
When you say 4 winches, two in the "middle"...what do you mean "middle" ? Mine has one on each side of the hatch, on top of the cabin...the one on the port side of the hatch is for winching up the main and jib, obviously one at a time....the one on the starboard side is for handling the main boom sheet ...then there's one on each side of the cockpit, obviously for handling the jib on each side of the boat.