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Lead the Tackle to a Winch


Attach a fairlead block Position the fairlead block

Attach a line from a bow cleat to the inner jib track and attach a turning block. This will serve as a fairlead for the bitter end of the tackle to the primary winch.

This block should be as low to the deck as possible to prevent overrides on the winch and should also hold the line in column with the mast. To do this, the line must be very tight.

Run the tackle to a winch

Run the bitter end of the tackle through this block and back to a cockpit winch.

All clear? You're ready. It's better to fix something that doesn't look right now than it is with the mast halfway down. So be sure.





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