My topping lift
is just a line from the aft end of the boom, up to a block hung from the masthead, and back down to a winch
If I wanted to eliminate that downward run entirely, what sort of tackle should I be looking at?
I'd like to just attach one end of the topping lift
to the masthead, the other end to the aft end of the boom, and do any length adjustment there on the boom.
(Note that this is part of a number of improvements I want to prototype on my existing, heavy, annoying, wooden boom before replacing it with an aluminum
one in 2018.)