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It's possible to set up an outhaul tackle externally if you need to, aft from the clew to a block on the boom end, and down one side of the boom to a cleat.. you could even run the end down to near the gooseneck so you can easily adjust it with the main eased out on a run or a reach.
Here's an example from Harken: I'd probably move the aftmost block further aft a bit...
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