Jud - s/v Sputnik
A floating ring system will achieve the same result - but be aware that anytime the sheet is loose, that ring WILL be flogging about
These systems mostly used with an 'inhauler' and/or an 'outhauler' to pull the lead inboard/outboard. And in most pictures of these systems in use you will see some stout bungee holding the ring up
And there is a fair bit of friction with those rings, they are mostly used with bare spectra lines
Thanks - looking at a pic (from last summer when winds built and built and I was a bit too chicken and/or lazy [“we’ll be in before too long; besides how much more can it increase?”] to put a reef in the main, so I just kept reefing the Genoa, and quickly began wishing for better sheet lead control), I don’t see how I could ever control a floating ring to keep it from flogging around when the sheet is loose. Seems like a traditional adjustable car system would be better.