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You'd need to post some pics of your setup to be sure, but I have known setups like you describe where the main-sheet was fixed to the bottom of the boom (not on a bail or boom claw).

The theory was that a fixed mainsheet fitting should pull in line with the sail rather than impart a twisting force on the gooseneck (potentially snapping it) when the main is let out. It allows the manufacturer to choose a smaller, flimsier, boom profile than you'd need otherwise..
 
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