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Aft as opposed to mid traveler Cyclone 13

I am a beginner, learning on an old Cyclone 13 which has its traveler located in the middle of the boat. Would there be any advantage to changing the mainsheet rigging to an aft location like the Laser or the Capri 14.2. What is the advantage of each setup?
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Re: Aft as opposed to mid traveler Cyclone 13

Huh, from: Cyclone 13 Technical Notes

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Another change that was considered at the time (1977) was a stern sheeting system. While allowing for easier sail control, the stern sheeting system required a longer mainsheet. It was also felt that the stern sheeting system could create severe mast bend in the elliptical mast and cause premature failure. The association members therefore voted against this modification for class racing but some owners made the modification anyway.
Edit: Also, not for nuthin, it seems like it'd make the traveller half as useful.
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Re: Aft as opposed to mid traveler Cyclone 13

Thank you
That website by Terrence Berres is what got me thinking about making the change.
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