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Yup... he's got the single block on the traveler and the lines go up to the double block on the boom and forward to the mast, down to the cabintop and then back to the winches, but basically the same idea as the Harken drawing I posted.

Speed is of the essence with this type of system since the winches do the heavy lifting.

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