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Have you tried mocking it up...do the genoa sheets lead fair or do they rub against the coaming?
Have you tried it with the genoa fairleads in the different positions to see if it will lead fair if you have the genoa reefed??
If it does, is the coaming strong enough to handle the loads from the genoa sheets?
Can you get behind the coaming and install proper backing plates?
If you can answer these questions and the sheets will lead fair, and the coaming is strong enough to handle the load, and you can install a proper backing plate... then go for it.
BTW, what about the main sheet? How is that connected to the boom and where is the traveler and main sheet located? Will the new winch location cause a problem with the main sheet at all??
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a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
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