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We moved the block forward 1 hole, (6 inches) which helped, and then tightened the leach a few inches, which stopped the vibration. Then moved the block forward another hole, which was even better, as the clew could be pulled closer to the deck and the middle of the foot was less inclined to go over the rail. On a couple of occasions, we even managed to prevent it going over at all, so, yes practice, timing and speed with hauling in the sheet are now the key. So many thanks again for the sound advice.
Having got that problem fairly well sorted, we encountered another problem. When the wind speed increased, we reefed the genoa, but the jamb on the block used to control the roller reefing line couldn't take the strain, so we had no choice but to furl the sail completely. There was talk about needing 2 winches in addition to the 4 we have, which would be nice, but at £800 each, plus fitting...?
I don't think we need them, anyway. We just need something on 1 side only to hold the the roller reefing line securely in place when reefed. Suggestions very welcome!