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That's precisely what I had on my old boat and never used a topping lift though in really light air it might drop a bit. My new (to me) boat has a much heavier forespar line adjustment pole and I use a spare halyard as the topping lift.
I'm trying to wrap my head around how the sheet goes over the sheave and what do I do with the hook? Will it become obvious when I try to set it up? I'm thinking (as donlofland suggested) that the sheet goes around the outside of the sheave. Does the hook go into the cringle to kind of hold it all together?
Any advice would be appreciated.
1989 Hunter 30'
Southern Georgian Bay
Visualize the vastness of the oceans; the infinity of the heavens; the fickleness of the wind; the artistry of the craft and the frailty of the sailor. The oneness that may be achieved through the harmony of these things may lead one to enlightenment. - Flying Welshman