Dutchman Issues

While my mainsail is at the sail makers for minor repairs we were discussing adding a third Dutchman line.  As with many of the C380’s my boat came with only two Dutchman lines which often results in the sail flopping off the boom at outer end.  Here are some highlights of our discussion and I am hoping for guidance of what has worked with others.

1.       First we discussed just adding a third Dutchman line behind the current after line. At first the sail maker thought that was a good and economical solution. I tend to agree but want to ask if others have done that or if I will be unhappy. Another advantage of this is that I only need to make one modification to the sail cover which is in great shape.

2.       The best solution that is more than I want to spend is to move both

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