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Old 05-26-2012
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How do I run My Mainsheet to BOTH sides of the cockpit?

OK..I have a few threads knd of related to tho question. so I want to see if maybe I am not being clear or not asking properly...So I want to reroute my mainsheet.Currently its above the companionway. If I close the companionway door, I cannot operate the mainsheet. I plan on installing a gauge pod over the companionway, so I want that area clear of all lines. If I just reroute it to one side, my fear is that it will not work well if I am singlehanded and on the other side of the cockpit. Maybe that will be a non issue depending on how I route it...maybe reroute and just make it slightly off center? If I wanted it on both sides...whats the easiest way? I do not want to have to use a winch. I want the same operation, just from the sides...has anyone done this on their boat??
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Re: How do I run My Mainsheet to BOTH sides of the cockpit?

Mine has a double block under the boom, another on the cabintop. No winches. You can double end your mainsheet, with a cleat on each side deck. Two separate blocks (or a double) on the boom, three singles on the cabintop. One midships, a turning block either side. Google "Double Ended Mainsheet" for ideas and diagrams. The ends of the sheet each become the working end, the other being made fast.
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