- Jul 12, 2011
Agree with you @Flying Jay that angle looks very bad, and will probably fail the bullseye fairlead soon due to horizontal stress. My fairlead is below the gooseneck by at least 18 inches. You need something there to pull the tack forward. If you are going to relocate that bullseye, consider a cheek block as it will always be under horizontal pull when you are reefed.