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Pearson 35 - mainsheet design
I recently purchased a 73' Pearson 35 and the running rigging is in poor shape and trying to figure out the best mainsheet design for this boat.
Currently has a 4:1 purchase, line runs back to the mast and then to a dedicated winch and cleat. Our preivous 2 sailboats had a typical mainsheet design with a 4:1 purchase and cam at the bottom fiddle, in fact I have notice one P35 had the same simple purchase design.
When I calculate the mainsheet load, at 20 to 25 knots, it has a load of +/-1,300 lbs / divide by 4 = 325 lbs.
Any thoughts or existing P35 owners out there? It appears that a winch is the correct method... It's a lot of money and just want to get it right.