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Re: Added Halyard
A spinnaker halyard should exit above the forestay. It is preferable to run it to a crane that holds a block projected forward and above the forestay.
A storm jib halyard would exit next to your existing one or perhaps below.
So you need to decide what your needs are. If you don't have a need right now I wouldn't add a halyard, I'd just wait and see how you want to use it. Extra halyards are expensive and unnecessary weight up high. I will admit to seeing my masthead and thinking "oh, there are 6 halyard points up here and I have 3 halyards, should I route in some more?" A little thinking made me happy to leave it alone. I have 3 halyards, main, jib/genoa, and spinnaker. My topping lift is a very very light fixed one made out of dyneema, with an adjustment block at the lower end.
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