I appreciate the fact that it might appear that I'm being only fussy but maybe the pictures don't do the situation justice. The block at the top of the jib halyard is actually rubbing a hole in the mast if left to it's own.
Gary's suggestion seems the best fix to me of bringing down the forestay the block. If I try to solve it by tape or such I believe it would simply rub through in no time. I got a PM to say the the block looks turned 180 degrees. That's interesting if true. What do you see?
The other stuff ( the stripes) I agree is cosmetic. I was more curious if anyone else has experienced the same markings and I am stumped as to what caused it.


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