When I bought the boat this was how the block was rigged but I went ahead and refitted it with new Shrouds and Forestay as a safety issue. The new forestay came with that pigtail that looks remarkably like your drawing. When it came I didn't know what to do with it since the original had NO PIGTAIL. It makes sense now what you and Gary are saying that I should attach that block to the pigtail and move it away from the mast. Kinda embarassed I didn't see it right off. I'll give that a try. Should I try to fix the indentation the block made already in the mast or forget it? Any thoughts on what I could fill the indentation with?
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