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All good advice but I'd like to point out something I noticed after reading Cleloglu's reply. A closer look at the picture leads
me to believe that the tension on the lines under discussion is in line approximately with the horizontal pivot shaft of the traveller car. If that IS the case, flipping the small blocks upside down might be enough to fair things up.
Certainly worth a try before making significant expenditures.
P.S. to calculate the loads, go to the U.S. Sailing site - they have wind load calculations, which obviously depend on the area of your main.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
Last edited by SloopJonB; 01-31-2012 at 03:44 PM.