Originally Posted by JohnRPollard
Nope. The line would then ride against the mounting hardware rather than on the block. Think about it, you'll see what I mean.
That is the advantage of the Schaefer "Clear Step" and these new Harken OSLBAs. They are designed so the furling line when led outboard is both held captive and runs against the block fairlead.
john, i see what you mean. i just ordered a couple of the garhauer ones. i currently have the clamp on bulls eye type. although a little different than the schafer style. over the years, the plastic has worn a groove in it from the sheet rubbing on it.