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Jim,

what's the deal? Which arrangment did you decide on? Have already tried it?
We decided to go with the Harken 57mm Triple Carbo stuff, as you and I last discussed, Alex. Only I decided to go with the Ratchmatic instead of the manual switch, because the manual switch on that line is actually inside the hole in the middle of the sheaves, requiring you to stick something in there to flip it on/off. Kind of a dumb design, IMHO.

The bottom block was not in stock at the local place or their distributor, and we were told it'd be 7-10 days. Should be in anywhere from today to next Monday, depending on whether it's closer to the seven days or the ten days, and depending on whether they meant only business days. We're sure hoping it's this week, as we've only three weekends left until haul-out , and the next two are race weekends.

But wanted to give the local business our business and their price was competitive with the most aggressive of the 'net prices.

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We decided to go with the Harken 57mm Triple Carbo stuff, as you and I last discussed, Alex. Only I decided to go with the Ratchmatic instead of the manual switch, because the manual switch on that line is actually inside the hole in the middle of the sheaves, requiring you to stick something in there to flip it on/off. Kind of a dumb design, IMHO.

Good choice...I thought I had mention you get the ratchamatic.

Carbo is good I have a lot of stuff on my boat for Harken.

My boat is mixture of brands...but I decided on that.

I will send you email on main control

Good luck
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I have a 28' boat, with a 6:1 mainsheet system, and we need every bit of it. How large is the main on your boat? Mine is about 250 sq. ft.
So what series blocks are you using on your mainsheet system?

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Steve this thread is over 3 years old, would be nice to know how it worked out 4 the original poster.
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Yes I know RXBOT, but sailingdog posts often and I would like an answer from him.
I believe the original poster went with series 57 harken Carbo, similar to what I want

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Steve, check this out, he changed his mainsheet.

New dual-speed mainsheet for my boat

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Hey stuffit "Get a life"
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