Mainsheet on the Cabin Top

Rob Boeckh

New Member
As a way of making the boat a bit more family friendly, I am considering relocating the mainsheet on my '78 E34t to the cabintop using a bridle system (2 mainsheets in a triangular configuration attached to fixed points on the cabin top) to save on the expense of installing a traveller. I plan on keeping the original boom-end sheet and traveller for sailing in windier conditions, so that either system could be rigged up.
Does anyone have any experience with a bridle system, and/or relocating the mainsheet on the 34t? The boom is longer than most, so this would obviously be a weak point.
Any help would be appreciated.