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What is this line for?

What is line shown in this photo, that leads to the cockpit and appears to be run to the aft end of the boom?
If that's the mainsheet, it seems like an inconvenient way to route it.

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Re: What is this line for?

I don't know how to get a photo posted on here. It seems so hard on this site.
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Re: What is this line for?

To post a photo, do not use the (post quick reply) mode.
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Re: What is this line for?

Is this the main sheet trailing forward on the boom, down to the block on the deck, and leading back to the winch in the cockpit?
It seems like an inconvenient routing method.
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Re: What is this line for?

That's the mainsheet. Pretty typical way to run it on a boat with a traveler.
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Re: What is this line for?

I'm guessing it's run that way to keep the mainsheet from interacting with the traveler? Like if the trav is centered, then you pull it to windward it won't change the sail trim. On the J/24s I normally sail, the mainsheet tightens when you move the traveler away from centerline.
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