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Reeving a fiddle block with becket and single block?
Hi, I'm restoring the rigging on my new to me boat. The halyards were in bad shape and just really rags hanging on the mast. I couldn't make heads or tails of them, most were missing. The blocks however were intact. Gaff rigged schooner. All of the halyards for main and fore have a double fiddle block (i.e. two sheaves stacked on top of each other, upper one larger than smaller) with becket shackled to mast and single blocks on the gaffs. If I splice the end of the halyard to the becket on the fiddle, then run it down to the single block on the gaff and back to the fiddle, I have an extra sheave on the fiddle. I'd appreciate any help/ideas. Not huge sails (34' Colvin Saugeen Witch) but any extra power hoisting will be appreciated!