Installed a Harken unit this weekend, and will be placing fairleads of some nature for the line back to the cockpit. Wondering how everyone w/furlers have the line run, and what they like or wish were different.
First thought is to run it aft on the port deck using bulls-eye fairleads, mirrored to the spin pole downhaul (downf***er) to a cam-cleat just port of the jib-halyard clutches. Ala J105.
I don't favor running along the lifelines, as crew hiking would interfere and often it's hard to be forward-facing during furling.
PS if anyone is aware of an adhesive fairlead product, please tell. I would like to avoid drilling more holes.