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mainsheet adjustment

I have just bought a 36'' Beneteau. I previously owned a small daysailer. I sail mostly with my family but without much help. In the smaller boat I was used to handling the mainsheet relatively easily since it was right in front of me. Now, however the mainsheet is on the cabin top traveller and because the cockpit is so much larger I cannot reach it without letting go of the wheel, obviously something I do want to do. If I bring the line to me, it stretches across the cockpit and is cumbersome. After the line leaves the block at the traveler and goes to the base of the boom, would it be odd, through several more blocks, to bring it across the cabin top, drop down the side of the top, around to the starboard side, to the aft, and have a camcleat to hold the line in place directly to my right as I sail? I am just not sure if this is something that should be done for a singlehanded sailor or do I just deal with it?
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