3-1 or 4-1?
Just getting ideas from people... do you use a 3-1 or a 4-1 purchase on the mainsheet?
I have a 3-1 on mine which is stiched on so I can't change it. I did have an extra block on my last boat so I could change it but I found that there was too much rope to pull in when using it and too much on the floor when not!
Some people have a 4:1 and then can choose to untie the sheet from the boom and knot it, thus disabling one of the blocks, to give a 3:1 for lighter days.
Use 3-1, this allows quicker responses to main, and is less sheet in the back of the boat.
I'm with Mags.