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Question about boom control

Hello everyone! I am new here and pretty new to sailing. I just picked up a '79SC 22 and its not a bad boat (seaworthy but ugly). Next spring I plan on repinting the deck buffing the hull out and complte refit of the cabin but for this year I just want to enjoy sailing the bit of summer we have left. The SC22 has boom end controls and where the pulleys (not good with lingo, accepting help here) mount in the cockpit it cuts off the last foot and a half of space. I am thinking of either mounting the "pulleys" to the rear wall of the cockpit or install a sliding car and track near campanionway. This will not allow me to use the roller reefing that I can now but my sail does have reefing points. Would the mid boom control give me better performance as well as space or should I just move my "pulleys" to the rear coaming? any advice is gratefully accepted. Please.
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