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Re: Running Lines To The Cockpit....need some advice and ideas?
If you have primary AND secondary winches in the cockpit you could consider the 'german' sheeting system, where the mainsheet is double ended and run fwd along the boom, down to the deck edge and back to the cockpit using clutches and/or the 'secondary' winches for control.
If your halyard is on the mast there's not much point in taking your reefing lines to the cockpit.. keep all those lines involved accessible from one location.
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