I want to control the sail twist a little more on the 250 sqft main on my 24' double-ender.
Currently the mainsheet is a 3:1 purchase sheeted right at the end of the 17' boom.
It sheets from a very robust boom gallows frame of ss tube, and can freely travel from side to side across this. There is no lower block, the sheet simply turns around the tube. It is very simple, but as you can imagine, without a sheave there is some more friction than I would like. This could be solved by using a block at the lower end and controlling its position across the boat from the gallows frame.
I've been trying to devise a rope horse system that allows for precise control - something rather better than the laser type, but simplicity is eluding me.
I don't want to use a lot of blocks in a tackle as being a double-ender, the base is quite narrow and reducing it by having the system double-blocked won't really achieve much
Has anyone seen a very simple solution to this issue ??
many thanks (especially if you have taken the trouble to try and understand this rant, I find it difficult to describe the situation clearly !!)