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Stupid Questions ...

I am trying these questions on the new chat function - it was suggested that I try them here because there are more eyeballs here ...

1: I want to create a 4:1 tackle; I see many single blocks with becket and cam cleats and many triple blocks with backet and cam cleats - but no doubles with ... Any reason why? I have considered fiddle blocks but I am not a fan of the different sizes of sheaves - maybe an unnecessary worry.

2: How do you handle the lifeline-pushpit when you have an end boom mainsheet tackle and you are in a broad reach situation? I ask because the lifeline supports a 'round the boat' netting to keep me and my furry companions less wet.

3: Are you able to provision a boat with staples at the beginning of your trip and not run afoul of local agricultural inspectors destroying your provisions because the provisions did not say 'canned in Australia' ... or how do you handle provisioning?

Others may feel free to jump in with their 'stupid questions' OR maybe some answers!
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