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Difficult to do this with a single line, as the whole affair must be tacked.. since most headsail clews are a least a little behind the mast, it's tough to get a central attachment point for the barberhaul that works.. It would have to be at the front of the mast - giving it a forward component to its pull in most cases. With a non overlapping jib you might get away with it, but not on anything larger.
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