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Neither did I till I read the article a few weeks ago, thought it was 4:1 LOL

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I would imagine on a sail the size of you T37, a 5-1 would be nice. I find 4-1 on mine to be more than plenty! And would assume that 4-1 for the OP would be more than ample to, with 3-1 reasonable, 2-1 would be "why bother!"

At least since his main and mine are similar in size, that would be my take on this situation!

Also it is nice to know we can learn things upon occasion too, so I must not be that old of a dog/person eh!?!?!?!

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Why im bothering is because right now my traveler is my leg!

I loosten the thumb screws, put my foot on the base of the mainsheet block and push it to where I want and tighten the screws again. Fun. lol.
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Why im bothering is because right now my traveler is my leg!

I loosten the thumb screws, put my foot on the base of the mainsheet block and push it to where I want and tighten the screws again. Fun. lol.
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You'll find that whatever purchase you choose will not work very well with your existing track.. there's simply too much friction (you already have seen how difficult it can be to move with your "foot"....

An effective traveler should have a smooth running ball bearing track and car as well as the proper tackle to move it.. so you're looking at more than the cost of a few blocks and 25 feet of line.

So check out the full line of gear from Harken, Gerhaur and others to see what's usually done.

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The OP is talking about the leverage on the traveler control lines, not the main sheet purchase.
I have triple blocks side to side, too! Heh ehheh ehhhehheh...I'm not helping, am I?

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