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Adding another lead block at the aft end of your track might be just enough to lower the angle to the point where you no longer get overrides. Simply lead the sheets through both blocks. When you change headsails, adjust theforward block as usual, the lead to the winch will be the same regardless of the sail that's up.
We had a similar problem with our jib leads when the small sail was up.. we added a block at the toerail outboard of the winch to improve the lead angle.
A good block will have less drag than a padeye, and be less likely to trap a kinked sheet (especially when feeding out to the other side)
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