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Mainsheet load on 31ft boat (need new block and cleat)

I need to replace the mainsheet block / cleat assembly on my Bristol 31.1. I looked at Garhauer, and they do 2000lb or 2800lb rating. Sounds ample for my boat? (180 sq ft mainsail)

Is the 2800lb one over the top? is 2000lb enough, or should I go for the extra margin?

There's no traveller, just a swivel that the block is attached to. Would be very surprised if the swivel is rated for 2000lb, so any suggestions for uprating that would be welcome.
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