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What i would do is hoist the sail to the top of the mast and cleat the halyard and then crank on the cunno. i would then release the cunno and pull the main back up to the top. usually works pretty well, but if your halyard is stretchy then that definitely isnt helping.
for ratchet, harken 40mm or 57 mm carbo ratchet thingy is pretty darn good
 
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are you allowed halyard locks?
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I've often found that the main halyard on the RS600 slips about 5 inches over the course of a sail. At the moment, it's held in place by a short Clamcleat riveted to the mast. Ideally, I'd like to add another Clamcleat, but adding it to the mast would require riveting it to carbon, unless it can be fastened any other way. Are there any other options? I've thought perhaps leading it to a block on the base of the mast and then to a cleat on the deck, but with a rotating mast that might affect how far I can get the boom out downwind. I'm going to replace the rope too, but the cleat simply isn't substantial enough to hold the halyard when I crank on the cunningham, making chop really tough.

Should I replace the halyard with the Kevlar stuff LDC sell or just use Excel Racing or equivalent?

I'm going to add a continuous kicker and cunningham this year. Is it best to lead the cunningham across the foredeck like I've seen on some boats, and if so why? 

I've often had trouble gybing, any tips?

Finally, any recommendations for a mainsheet ratchet block? I'm probably selling the 29er soon, so I can't use the ratchet block off that. I've used a Ronstan 60mm up to now, brilliant block but can sometimes stick upwind and really expensive to buy new. 

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