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I'd consider raising and angling the winch itself with a pad. Otherwise you need to make the turning block higher, which would create a lot of leverage in its mount.Winch manufacturer's recommend a lead angle of about 8% below 90%, determine the size of the pad size and angle to get the right lead. I've seen solid teak used for pads.
If you lead your sheets to the toe rail, you'll lose a mess of pointing degrees, set the turning block up correctly, then use it with all size jibs, in concert with inboard track.
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Last edited by sailingfool; 03-16-2010 at 07:07 PM.