Originally Posted by StuM
In the OP's situation with the tack shown in an earlier post as hard down against the drum, I'd put the strop on the tack.
Been there, done that, not a good solution.....
With the strop a the tack, the tack of the sail is pulled away from the forestay when the sail is sheeted in hard which can cause damage to the sail where it enters the forestay track.
I had to use some dynema line around the forestay and through the tack to prevent it pulling away. I recently had the sail a the sailmakers and whilst there got them to add a permanent strop to the head