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Re: double line vertical fairlead
Is there a reason why you can't duplicate that double line arrangement on the stbd side? That would be the cleanest, I'd think.. But a set of stacked blocks there might do it for you, though even then it's still quite tight.
As a practical matter, a jib downhaul may be better run along the deck edge to the cockpit, similar to how most furling lines are run. The 'jump' from foredeck to cabintop is always going to be a bit awkward.. requiring multiple fairleads (drag) or becoming something of a tripping hazard forward. Leading it around the stanchion bases would keep the deck clear and ease the load up top.
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