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Old 10-27-2006
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Leading Lines Aft\ pilothouse

I've avidly been reading the thread on leading lines aft/mast winches. I'm currently building a steel yacht with a pilothouse and planning my rigging setup. I will to single hand a lot and running lines aft will suit me. There is no room on the sides of the pilothouse to mount a deck organizer or turning blocks. The pilothouse roof is about 15" higher that the cabin top. Generally, the pilothouse is in the way of lines running aft. Can a turning block be mounted on the mast? If this is so, I can lead halyards aft from the mast at the height of my pilothouse (ie 15" above the cabin top) and mount winch(es) on the pilothouse roof near the companionway hatch.
I guess lines from the jib furler can run along the deck to winch on the aft cockpit coaming?

It all seems a bit messy; are there any other options?

Thanks, Jim
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