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Most do not adjust the jib halyard once up, but what happens when some idiot that does not know the boat he/she is on, and accidentally releases the clutch? Or if in a really windy or equalish type condition, the jib can not be roller furled? one may want to release the halyard from the cockpit for some reason.
In the end, there is not a good or bad place for some things, just what is "BEST" for you the end user on "YOUR" boat, not mine!
While I like how neat and clean Alex's boat is for leading lines aft, as I recall vs doing the sheaves I have, those are three times the cost. That cost may not be in everyones budget. But you can still get the same effect/end result with different gear that costs less.
Think about footing, where people will be, how you want to line the lines up etc. If you need two lines for say reefing, you may want one line lead to one side, the other to the other side, so you could winch both at the same time if you have more than 2 people on board.
I do not believe there is a right or wrong answer. Just that it had better make sense to you the end user.
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